fighting words definition

  • noun:
    • hostile terms that forseeably can lead to potentially violent confrontation; in law, usually considered minimization for usually sanctionable behavior (fighting).
    • intense terms that forseeably may lead to potentially violent confrontation; in law, usually considered mitigation for usually sanctionable behavior (battling).
    • intense terms that forseeably may lead to potentially violent conflict; in law, often considered minimization for otherwise sanctionable behavior (battling).
    • hostile words that forseeably may lead to possibly violent confrontation; in-law, often considered mitigation for otherwise sanctionable behavior (fighting).

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    • terms always instigate actual combat
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