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Definition of "instigation" []

  • The act of instigating, or the state of being instigated; incitement; especially to evil or wickedness. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "instigation" in a sentence
  • "But Charles and his audience believe that I was responsible for MSNBC's comments about LGF, either through direct instigation, which is false, or through indirect provocation through my two posts mentioning the site."
  • "He recalled the instigation of the series in an interview with the Payson Roundup about six years ago."
  • "However, according to Roberto Pereira, the journalist's attorney, the broadcasting of opinions favoring the right to gather and demonstrate freely cannot be classified as instigation to commit a crime, nor can it be considered to constitute complicity in the commission of any crime that other people may commit while exercising the aforementioned rights."