instigation definition

  • noun:
    • The work of instigating, or the state to be instigated; incitement; specially to wicked or wickedness.
    • The work of instigating, or the state to be instigated; incitement; esp. to wicked or wickedness.
    • The work of instigating; incitement, concerning wrong-doing; temptation; prompting.
    • the spoken act of urging on
    • deliberate and deliberate triggering (of difficulty or discord)

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