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Instigate

To incite, stimulate, or induce into action; goad into an unlawful or bad action, such as a crime.

The term instigate is used synonymously with abet, which is the intentional encouragement or aid of another individual in committing a crime.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The duo lawmakers hold a similar view to queried those harped on saying that APC party has instigated the recent attacks in Madagali in order to halt the elections of that area in their favour.
Jaguar Energy Guatemala (JEG), has instigated arbitration with China Machine New Energy Corp.
"Clinton, Bush and Obama have instigated, encouraged and collaborated in the worst genocide since World War Two." Last year, former Liberian president Charles Taylor became the first former head of state ever to be convicted by an international tribunal.
The presence of ultra- left groups and their active participation came to the forefront when Intelligence Bureau gathered information that left- wing extremist groups had entered the Maruti workers' protests last year and instigated the workers to grievous violence.
started Lynne instigated holes, to get so they've their own campaign Barbara them fixed.
Quoting unofficial sources from the Court, the newspaper writes that the witness was not present in the critical moment and according to the testimony, an indictment cannot be instigated. This puts the prosecution to the test and if it fails to instigate an indictment by the end of the month, it must release the indicted.
New Delhi, July 21 -- The largest passenger car maker Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant will remain closed for the third day today after the violence on Wednesday in which one senior company official was killed, while the police has said most of the workers who instigated the incident have been identified.
RANGERS administrators Duff and Phelps have instigated legal proceedings against owner Craig Whyte's former lawyers - a claim which it is understood to be in the region of pounds 25million.
It is now up to the Russian Government to respond to the request that Macedonia has instigated for the second time.
I am totally appalled by the way that an incident has been hijacked and exploited (maybe instigated, who knows?) by Ataka.
THE 14 questions being posed by Mr Mallon are: * When was the investigation into the ex-chairman of the Police Authority, Councillor Dave McLuckie, instigated? * Who assumed responsibility of Senior Investigating Officer of that investigation in the first instance?