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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]
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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.
I do not often walk this way now," said Emma, as they proceeded, "but then there will be an inducement, and I shall gradually get intimately acquainted with all the hedges, gates, pools and pollards of this part of Highbury.
If you would furnish him with an additional inducement to forgive you, let there be an irreconcilable breach, a most deadly quarrel, between you and me--let there be a pretense of such a thing, I mean, of course--and he'll do fast enough.
Wickham's object was unquestionably my sister's fortune, which is thirty thousand pounds; but I cannot help supposing that the hope of revenging himself on me was a strong inducement.
Should we for this purpose be induced to retrace our steps, we should run no small chance of encountering the natives, who in that case, if they did nothing worse to us, would be certain to convey us back to the ship for the sake of the reward in calico and trinkets, which we had no doubt our skipper would hold out to them as an inducement to our capture.
These discoveries immediately determined us to abandon a place which had presented no inducement for us to remain, except the promise of security; and as we looked about us for the means of ascending again into the upper regions, we at last found a practicable part of the rock, and half an hour's toil carried us to the summit of the same cliff from which the preceding evening we had descended.
With you, it is not, How is such a one likely to be influenced, What is the inducement most likely to act upon such a person's feelings, age, situation, and probable habits of life considered -- but, How should I be influenced, What would be my inducement in acting so and so?
A fourth and still more important consideration is, that as almost every State will, on one side or other, be a frontier, and will thus find, in regard to its safety, an inducement to make some sacrifices for the sake of the general protection; so the States which lie at the greatest distance from the heart of the Union, and which, of course, may partake least of the ordinary circulation of its benefits, will be at the same time immediately contiguous to foreign nations, and will consequently stand, on particular occasions, in greatest need of its strength and resources.
He acknowledged no such inducement, and his sister ought to have given him credit for better feelings than her own.
Commissioner Tanzer said ASIC also encourages employers to be very wary of trustees offering them inducements to pick their funds.
Organ quality might complicate inducements for organ donation in several ways.
Horizon Pharma added that the stock options were granted as inducements material to 22 new employees entering into employment in accordance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4).