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INDUCEMENT Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

In contracts. The benefit or advantage which the promisor is to receive from a contract is the inducement for making it. In criminal evidence. Motive; that which leads or tempts to the commission of crime. Burrill, Circ. Ev. 2S3. In pleading. That portion of a declaration or of any subsequent pleading in an action which is brought forward by way of explanatory introduction to the main allegations. Brown. Houston v. Tyler, 140 Mo. 252, 30 S. V. 054 ; Consolidated Coal Co. v. I’eers, 97 111. App. 194; Taverner v. Little, 5 Ding. N. C. 078; Grand v. Dreyfus, 122 Cal. 58, 54 Pac. 389.


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