Examples from the Web for instigation
The instigation of one of the parties by the other to commit adultery or other crimes.Marriage and Divorce Laws of the World|Hyacinthe Ringrose
She had said she had only come at the instigation of her son, who looked upon Anna as a deserving object of help.The Benefactress|Elizabeth Beauchamp
The works of the ancients were frequently destroyed at the instigation of the monks.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Isaac D'Israeli
She felt it to be the instigation of the devil, and decided to remain on the safe side still.Evan Harrington, Complete|George Meredith
And meanwhile envy harasses the bonae literae, which are attacked at his (Luther's) instigation by these gadflies.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation|Johan Huizinga
Word Origin and History for instigation
early 15c., from Middle French instigation and directly from Latin instigationem (nominative instigatio), noun of action from past participle stem of instigare "urge on, incite," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + *stigare, a root meaning "to prick," from PIE root *steig- "to prick, stick, pierce" (see stick (v.)).