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instigation

noun actuation, agitation, animation, causation, coaxing, easement, encouragement, exhortation, fomentation, goading, helpfulness, impetus, impulsion, incentive, incitation, incitement, inducement, influence, initiation, insistance, insistence, invigoration, invitation, irritation, motivation, perturbation, piquancy, pressure, prompting, provocation, solicitation, stimulation, stimulus, suasion, supporting, taunting, urging
Associated concepts: accomplice, aiding and abetting a crime, instigation of a crime, promoting a crime
Foreign phrases: Plus peccat author quam actor.The origiiator or instigator of a crime is a worse offender than the actual perpetrator of it.
See also: basis, cause, determinant, impetus, incentive, inducement, influence, origination, provocation, reason

INSTIGATION. The act by which one incites another to do something, as to injure a third person, or to commit some crime or misdemeanor, to commence a suit or to prosecute a criminal. Vide Accomplice.

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He could not have exaggerated them, except at your instigation.
A police spokeswoman said: ``Four men, aged 28, 29, 29 and 32 have been arrested under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of involvement in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
BAGHDAD, (SANA)- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Malki on Sunday reiterated his country's support to finding a political solution to the crisis in Syria and its rejection to interference in the Syrian internal affairs and all that leads to aggravating the violence in terms of arming or instigation.
That renunciation brought to an end a series of legal actions brought by Vivendi Universal at the instigation of its chairman, Jean-Rene Fourtou, with a view to achieving this outcome.
It was painted at the instigation of a teacher who was trying to take the children's minds off their looming fate.
The men - all in their 20s and 30s - are being held on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
Detectives from the Anti-Terrorist Branch arrested the man in the Dewsbury area of West Yorkshire, on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2000.
The men are being held on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
Muhammad Ali Mumtaz Ahmad, 24, of Whalley Range, Blackburn is charged with possession of an article in circumstances which give rise to a reasonable suspicion that his possession is for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism contrary to Section 57 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
The 40-year-old was charged under the Terrorism Act 2000 with possessing an article which gave rise to suspicions that "the possession was for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism".
Following further inquiries, the Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism Command was called in the following day and further arrested the trio on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2000.
The men, who are aged between 29 and 36, were arrested at about 6am on Tuesday in Birmingham on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.