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instigation

[ in-sti-gey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn stɪˈgeɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act of instigating; incitement.
an incentive.
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Origin of instigation

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