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inducement

Law (in pleading) the introductory part that leads up to and explains the matter in dispute

Inducement

Electra
incited brother, Orestes, to kill their mother and her lover. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 92; Gk. Lit.: Electra, Orestes]
Hezekiah
exhorts Judah to stand fast against Assyrians. [O.T.: II Chronicles 32:6–8]
Lantier, Etienne
exhorts fellow miners to massive strike. [Fr. Lit.: Germinal]
Mannon, Lavinia
20th-century Electra in New England. [Am. Lit.: Mourning Becomes Electra]
Salome
beguilingly prompts decapitation of John the Baptist. [N.T.: Mark 6:22–28]
Tricoteuses
sobriquet of battle-exhorting women at French Convention. [Fr. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1100]
Tyrtaeus
(fl. 7th century B.C.) elegist; roused Spartans to Messenian triumph. [Gk. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1111]
References in classic literature ?
It is sufficient to know that vanity, interest, poverty, and every spendthrift consideration urged him to look upon the proposal with favour, and that where all other inducements were wanting, the habitual carelessness of his disposition stepped in and still weighed down the scale on the same side.
Were there not even these inducements to moderation, nothing could be more ill-judged than that intolerant spirit which has, at all times, characterized political parties.
Whatever may be the arguments or inducements which have wrought this change in the sentiments and declarations of these gentlemen, it certainly would not be wise in the people at large to adopt these new political tenets without being fully convinced that they are founded in truth and sound policy.
A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual.
He acted in this manner, because he thought he had secured a sufficient lien on the young lady, by means of her "yes," and knew how important it was for one who could show none of the usual inducements for consent, to the parents, to obtain the good-will of the "old lady.
I was discovering a new world, and such was the passion of my exploration that the old world of John Barleycorn held no inducements for me.
Containing many rules, and some examples, concerning falling in love: descriptions of beauty, and other more prudential inducements to matrimony.
The relationship fell apart and the plaintiff sued for breach and fraudulent inducement.
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That's hardly an inducement for multiple matings, and females that mate again despite the injury don't live as long as those that mate once.
A cash payment inducement is a payment from a landlord for a tenant's unrestricted use of the cash.
This type of rent inducement is typically more favorable to landlords, because the cost is amortized over the life of the lease (rather than being classified as a leasehold improvement owned by the landlord and depreciated over 39 years).