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[en-tahys-muh nt] /ɛnˈtaɪs mənt/
the act or practice of enticing, especially to evil.
the state of being enticed.
something that entices; allurement.
Origin of enticement
1275-1325; Middle English < Old French; see entice, -ment Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • De Negro women protected de pure white woman from enticement and seduction of de white man in slavery time.

  • Her eyes were full of half serious reproach, of laughter and enticement.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • “The heathen wench does look like the seven deadly sins for enticement,” agreed Don Diego and made the sign of the cross.

    The Flute of the Gods Marah Ellis Ryan
  • He struggled against the enticement that lay in this peculiarity.

    The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann
  • Its duty of digestion done, the leaf in all seeming guilessness once more expands itself for the enticement of a dupe.

  • He took her hand to kiss, but she bent forward with a look of enticement.

    The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
  • The man whose principles cannot withstand every degree of enticement to dishonesty, is unfit for any place of trust.

Word Origin and History for enticement

c.1300, "thing which entices;" 1540s, "action of enticing;" from Old French enticement, from enticier (see entice).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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