inducement

Definitions:

Anything that induces the mind to will or to act; a statement of facts introducing other material facts.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Motive; anything that leads or influences the mind to will or act.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Anything that induces; persuasion.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (noun) (n.) (noun)
That which induces or causes: ( law) a statement of facts introducing other important facts.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (noun) (n.) (noun)
That which causes action, etc.; motive; incentive; reason.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (noun) (n.) (noun)
INDUCER.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (noun) (n.) (noun)

Usage examples:

He desired to offer the most tempting inducement possible for the young princes to attend college and qualify themselves for their life work.
- Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
Such a prospect as this will be an inducement if anything can.
- The Crofton Boys by Harriet Martineau
" It is not nice at all," he grumbled; " the one thing I wanted, and, to be very truthful, May, the one inducement To stay over the night," she added, " was- what?"
- The Man Who Knew by Edgar Wallace