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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
1585-1595
1585-95; incite + -ment; compare Latin incitāmentum
Related forms
nonincitement, noun
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  • There was much provocation and incitement both at home and abroad.
  • Another incitement to the adoption of a new penal system is the awakening to the cruel ravages of consumption in the jails.
  • And writing polemics about their so-called right to smoke is incitement to riot.
  • It is dangerous incitement that should never be tolerated.
  • Spokesman for these groups denied that their activities crossed the line into incitement.
  • It is tricky to judge when this necessary check on undue caution turns into an incitement to recklessness.
  • Both officers were brought before the courts earlier this month, and charged with incitement to mutiny.
  • Another proposed law would ban indirect incitement to terrorism.
  • There is authenticity, but there is also incitement.
  • Since large percentages of alcohol have to be added, an economic incitement towards more effective inhibitors has evolved.
Word Origin and History for incitement
n.

1590s, from incite + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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