Definition of INDUCEMENT


INDUCEMENT

pleading. The statement of matter which is
introductory to the principal subject of the declaration or plea,
&c., but which is necessary to explain and elucidate it; such
matter as is not introductory to or necessary to elucidate the
substance or gist of the declaration or plea, &c. nor is
collaterally applicable to it, not being inducement but surplusage.
Inducement or conveyance, which. are synonymous terms, is in the
nature of a preamble to an act of assembly, and leads to the
Principal subject of the declaration or plea, &c. the same as that
does to the purview or providing clause of the act. For instance,
in an action for a nuisance to property in the possession of the
plaintiff, the circumstance of his being possessed of the property
should be stated as inducement, or byway of introduction to the
mention of the nuisance. Lawes, Pl. 66, 67; 1 Chit. Pl. 292; Steph.
Pl. 257; 14 Vin. Ab. 405; 20 Id. 845; Bac. Ab. Pleas. &c. I 2.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z