instigation

[ in-sti-gey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪn stɪˈgeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of instigating; incitement.
an incentive.

Origin of instigation

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin instīgātiōn- (stem of instīgātiō). See instigate, ion
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