Definition of INDUCEMENT


INDUCEMENT

contracts, evidence. The moving cause of an action.

2. In contracts, the benefit.which the obligor is to receive is
the inducement to making them. Vide Cause; Consideration.

3. When a person is charged with a crime, he is sometimes induced
to make confessions by the flattery of hope, or the torture of
fear. When such confessions are made in consequence of promises or
threats by a person in authority, they cannot be received in
evidence. In England a distinction has been made between temporal
and spiritual inducements; confessions made under the former are
not receivable in evidence, while the latter may be admitted. Joy
on Conf. ss. 1 and 4.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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