An advantage or benefit that precipitates a particular action on the part of an individual.
In the law of contracts, the inducement is a pledge or promise that causes an individual to enter into a particular agreement. An inducement to purchase is something that encourages an individual to buy a particular item, such as the promise of a price reduction. Consideration is the inducement to a contract.
In CRIMINAL LAW, the term inducement is the motive, or that which leads an individual to engage in criminal conduct.