Allurement Al*lure"ment, n. 1. The act alluring; temptation; enticement. [1913 Webster]

Though Adam by his wife's allurement fell. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. That which allures; any real or apparent good held forth, or operating, as a motive to action; as, the allurements of pleasure, or of honor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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