incitement


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incitement

1 in English criminal law it is an offence to incite another to commit an offence.
2 the Incitement to Disaffection Act 1934 is aimed at stopping people diverting members of the armed forces from their duties.
References in classic literature ?
Economic ideas are not an incitement to murder, and one has but to suppose .
These words redoubled the eagerness of D'Artagnan, who urged his horse, though he stood in need of no incitement, and they proceeded at a rapid pace.
Could that which procures a freer vent for the products of the earth, which furnishes new incitements to the cultivation of land, which is the most powerful instrument in increasing the quantity of money in a state -- could that, in fine, which is the faithful handmaid of labor and industry, in every shape, fail to augment that article, which is the prolific parent of far the greatest part of the objects upon which they are exerted?
To be losing such pleasures was no trifle; to be losing them, because she was in the midst of closeness and noise, to have confinement, bad air, bad smells, substituted for liberty, freshness, fragrance, and verdure, was infinitely worse: but even these incitements to regret were feeble, compared with what arose from the conviction of being missed by her best friends, and the longing to be useful to those who were wanting her!
Therefore, gentlemen, the word ELECTION, to my thinking, is in a fair way to cause as much mischief as the words CONSCIENCE and LIBERTY, which ill-defined and ill-understood, were flung broadcast among the people, to serve as watchwords of revolt and incitements to destruction.
It by no means follows, however, that the incitements of Passion' or the precepts of Duty, or even the lessons of Truth, may not be introduced into a poem, and with advantage; for they may subserve incidentally, in various ways, the general purposes of the work: but the true artist will always contrive to tone them down in proper subjection to that Beauty which is the atmosphere and the real essence of the poem.
By MWANGI NDIRANGUA Nanyuki court has said former Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel has a case to answer in relation to incitement charges facing him.
Former Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel will spend his Thursday night in police custody following his arrest for incitement to violence.
HAIFA, March 7, 2018 (WAFA) - A new study by the Arab Center for Social Media, 7amleh, said that while Facebook has been censoring Palestinian accounts on claim of incitement, the social media giant is loaded with Israeli incitement accounts that go uncensored.
7amleh Centre recently conducted a research to measure the extent of Israeli incitement against Palestinians on social media for the year 2017, which has been published today.
Activist monk Horn Sophanny, who was arrested and defrocked in June for a Facebook post in which he posed with a toy gun while making controversial political statements, was sentenced to two years in prison for incitement to commit a crime, while illegal weapons possession charges were dropped.
The NHRC has also noted with great concern the escalation in hatred towards, and incitement to violence against, Qatar and its citizens and residents by some media outlets, including social media sites, in the siege countries.