[ UK /ˌɪnstɪɡˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌɪnstɪˈɡeɪʃən/ ]
  1. the verbal act of urging on
  2. deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)
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How To Use instigation In A Sentence

  • After the arrests, a Greater Manchester police spokesman confirmed: ‘Ten people have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.’
  • At his instigation we conceal the fact from the authorities.
  • If the instigation of litigation is not the sole purpose of the agreement i.e., litigation coupled with "licensing development" pursuant to an assignment, it should not be champertous. Archive 2006-09-01
  • The Mental Health Review Board must conduct a review between four and six months after instigation of the order.
  • Louis II, Duke of Bourbon, took the cross, and at the instigation of the Genoese went to besiege el-Mahadia, an African city on the coast of Tunis. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery
  • Divorce takes place when a man pronounces a formula or when a religious judge annuls the marriage at the instigation of the husband or wife.
  • But Charles and his audience believe that I was responsible for MSNBC's comments about LGF, either through direct instigation, which is false, or through indirect provocation through my two posts mentioning the site. What's true - Anil Dash
  • We have come to America to seek refuge from the oppression of Islam and expose to the American public what kind of instigation we suffered at the hands of hateful Muslim preachers who incite the worshiping crowds to burn our homes, kidnap our girls and suppress our freedom to practice our religion. The Earth Times Online Newspaper
  • Such a vessel is our Huntress, built at your Cousin Martin's instigation and launched at the moment when our fortunes were at their lowest ebb. The Windy Hill
  • It was at my instigation; she wanted to get married and I didn't, a familiar enough tale of couples in their late twenties.
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