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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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  • Wealth, too, may become an incitement to self-slaughter from sheer disgust.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • But this stuff looks to me a good deal like incitement to violence.

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

    The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
  • 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
n.

1590s, from incite + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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