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[in-sahyt-muh nt] /ɪnˈsaɪt mənt/
the act of inciting.
the state of being incited.
motive; incentive.
Origin of incitement
1585-95; incite + -ment; compare Latin incitāmentum
Related forms
nonincitement, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Wealth, too, may become an incitement to self-slaughter from sheer disgust.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • It was a fiery recital of their wrongs and an incitement to forcible redress.

    The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
  • The broadcast was not incitement to revolt, because Bors's ship was posing as the only survivor of a planet's fleet.

    Talents, Incorporated William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Her Daddy went on drawing, and his hand shook with incitement.

    Just So Stories Rudyard Kipling
  • Desire, therefore, even when its object is some action of our own, is only an incitement to will; but it is not volition.

    Sleep and Its Derangements William A. Hammond
Word Origin and History for incitement

1590s, from incite + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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