provocation

[n] - needed encouragement
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provocation

In law, the partial defence that the accused carried out a murder in the heat of anger after being provoked to lose their self-control. Such a defence, if successful, reduces the charge in English...
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Provocation

Prov`o·ca'tion noun [ French provocation , Latin provocatio . See Provoke .] 1. The act of provoking, or causing vexation or, anger. Fabyan. 2. That which provokes, or excites anger; the cause of resentment; as, to give provocation . Paley....
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provocation

1. The act of provoking, or causing vexation or, anger. ... 2. That which provokes, or excites anger; the cause of resentment; as, to give provocation. ... 3. Incitement; stimulus; as, provocation to mirth. ... 4. Such prior insult or injury as may be supposed, under the circumstances, to create hot blood, and to excuse an assault made in retort or...
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provocation

noun needed encouragement; `the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation`
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provocation

(prov″ә-ka´shәn) challenge (def. 3).
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Provocation

• (n.) An appeal to a court. [A Latinism] • (n.) Incitement; stimulus; as, provocation to mirth. • (n.) Such prior insult or injury as may be supposed, under the circumstances, to create hot blood, and to excuse an assault made in retort or redress. • (n.) The act of provoking, or causing vexation or, anger. • (n.) That whi...
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provocation

(from the article `crime`) ...death of the victim). The fact that an individual had been drinking or using drugs before committing a crime is not in itself a defense, except ...
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provocation

provocation 1. Unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment. 2. Something that incites someone to attack somebody else. 3. Etymology: from Old French provocation (12th century), from Latin provocationem, provocatio, 'a calling forth, a challenge'; from provocatus, past particple of provocare, 'to provoke'; that is, 'to call forth, to chall...
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Provocation

The act of inciting another to do something. Provocation simply, unaccompanied by a crime or misdemeanor, does not justify the person provoked to commit an assault and battery. In cases of homicide, it may reduce the offence from murder to manslaughter. But when the provocation is given for the purpose of justifying or excusing an intended murder.....
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Provocation

It is an act of provoking someone to do a certain act which is normally associated to danger, anger, illegal acts or getting out of control. If proved in the court of law, that the accused was provoked or incited into doing a crime,can lead to softening the severity of punishment he/she was ought to receive or be aquitted.
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Provocation

[legal] In criminal law, provocation may be either or both a statutory or common law possible defense or an offense. Provocation may be a defense by excuse or exculpation alleging a sudden or temporary loss of control (a permanent loss of control is in the realm of insanity) as a response to another`s provocative conduct sufficient to justi...
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Provocation

The act of inciting another person to do a particular thing. In a fault divorce, provocation may constitute a defense to the divorce, preventing it from going through. For example, if a wife suing for divorce claims that her husband abandoned her, the husband might defend the suit on the grounds that she provoked the abandonment by driving him out ...
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provocation

unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
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