Definition of Provocation

  • (n.) The act of provoking, or causing vexation or, anger.
  • (n.) That which provokes, or excites anger; the cause of resentment; as, to give provocation.
  • (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.) An appeal to a court. [A Latinism]

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