- an inducing or being induced
- anything that induces; motive; incentive
- an explanatory introduction in a pleading
- the benefit which a party is to receive for entering into a contract
The definition of an inducement is a bribe or something that persuades someone to do something.
An example of an inducement is when you do not want to go to a party and your friend tells you that the boy you have a crush on is going to be there in order to get you to go.
- Something that helps bring about an action or a desired result; an incentive: tax breaks intended as an inducement to greater reinvestment.
- The act or process of inducing: the inducement of sleep.
- Law Misrepresentation that leads a person to enter into a contract or transaction with a false understanding of the risks and obligations: fraud in the inducement.
- An incentive that helps bring about a desired state.
- Citation of Richard Stallman ...it won't run on a free platform and (...) your program is actually an inducement for people to install non-free software.
- (law) An introductory statement of facts or background information.
- (shipping) The act of placing a port on a vessel's itinerary because the volume of cargo offered at that port justifies the cost of routing the vessel.
inducement - Legal Definition
In contract law, the material reason for undertaking certain obligations. In criminal law, motive or that which leads to the commission of a crime.
- Snakes are the most stationary of all vertebrates; as long as a locality affords them food and shelter they have no inducement to change it.
- Another important reform was the law permitting the free disposal of landed estate, which gave the holders an increased interest in their property, and an inducement to improve it.
- In 1587 and 1588, however, fresh accusations were brought against him, and he was again excommunicated, though afterwards on the inducement of his old opponent, Andrew Melville, the sentence was again remitted.
- He soon distinguished himself both as scholar and preacher, and had every inducement to remain in his monastery, but in 716 he followed the example of other Saxon monks and set out as missionary to Frisia.
- Long drouths prevail in this region and there is no inducement for settlement, the nomadic Indians visiting it only on their hunting expeditions.