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incitement

[in-sahyt-muh nt] /ɪnˈsaɪt mənt/
noun
1.
the act of inciting.
2.
the state of being incited.
3.
motive; incentive.
Origin of incitement
1585-1595
1585-95; incite + -ment; compare Latin incitāmentum
Related forms
nonincitement, noun
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  • But this stuff looks to me a good deal like incitement to violence.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • Whereas the possession of Mrs. Schomberg was no incitement to a display of manly virtues.

    Victory Joseph Conrad
  • I believe his desire to better the effect was the only incitement.

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

    The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
  • Her Daddy went on drawing, and his hand shook with incitement.

    Just So Stories Rudyard Kipling
Word Origin and History for incitement
n.

1590s, from incite + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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