PROVOCATIONS

provocation

[prov-uh-key-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of provoking.
2.
something that incites, instigates, angers, or irritates.
3.
Criminal Law. words or conduct leading to killing in hot passion and without deliberation.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin prōvocātiōn- (stem of prōvocātiō) a calling forth, equivalent to prōvocāt(us) (past participle of prōvocāre to provoke; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

provocational, adjective
nonprovocation, noun
overprovocation, noun
preprovocation, noun
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provocation (ˌprɒvəˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of provoking or inciting
2.  something that causes indignation, anger, etc
3.  English criminal law words or conduct that incite a person to attack another

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provocation
early 15c., from O.Fr. provocation (12c.), from L. provocationem (nom. provocatio) "a calling forth, challenge," from provocatus, pp. of provocare "provoke."
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