index bribery, cause (reason), decoy, draw (attraction), hush money, incentive, inducement, invitation, persuasion, seduction

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

in the law of delict in Scotland, the tort of luring a member of a person's family away from the family. The most frequent occurrence, that of defecting spouses, was taken out of the scope of the law of delict by the Law Reform (Husband and Wife) (Scotland) Act 1984.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


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  • Enticement — En*tice ment, n. [OF. enticement.] 1. The act or practice of alluring or tempting; as, the enticements of evil companions. [1913 Webster] 2. That which entices, or incites to evil; means of allurement; alluring object; as, an enticement to sin.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enticement — c.1300, “thing which entices;” 1540s, “action of enticing;” from O.Fr. enticement, from enticier (see ENTICE (Cf. entice)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • enticement — [n] allurement; persuasion attraction, bait, blandishment, cajolery, coaxing, come hither*, come on*, decoy, fascination, inducement, inveiglement, lure, mousetrap*, promise, seduction, snare, sweetener*, sweetening, temptation, trap; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • enticement — UK [ɪnˈtaɪsmənt] / US noun Word forms enticement : singular enticement plural enticements a) [countable] an advantage or reward that persuades you to do something b) [uncountable] the process of enticing someone …   English dictionary

  • enticement — noun a) The act or practice of enticing, of alluring or tempting; as, the enticements of evil companions. b) That which entices, or incites to evil; means of allurement; an alluring object; as, an enticement to sin …   Wiktionary

  • enticement — [[t]ɪnta͟ɪsmənt[/t]] enticements N VAR An enticement is something which makes people want to do a particular thing. Among other enticements, they advertized that they would take guests to Ramsgate for the day. Syn: inducement …   English dictionary

  • enticement — noun on my budget, I have to resist the enticement of colorful packaging and clever advertising Syn: lure, temptation, allure, attraction, appeal, draw, pull, bait; charm, seduction, fascination; informal come on …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • enticement — entice ► VERB ▪ attract by offering pleasure or advantage. DERIVATIVES enticement noun enticer noun enticing adjective. ORIGIN Old French enticier, probably from a base meaning set on fire …   English terms dictionary

  • enticement — noun see entice …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • enticement — /en tuys meuhnt/, n. 1. the act or practice of enticing, esp. to evil. 2. the state of being enticed. 3. something that entices; allurement. [1275 1325; ME < OF; see ENTICE, MENT] * * * …   Universalium

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