incitement

incitement
[[t]ɪnsa͟ɪtmənt[/t]]
incitements
N-VAR: oft N to n
If someone is accused of incitement to violent or illegal behaviour, they are accused of encouraging people to behave in that way.

British law forbids incitement to murder...

He still faces charges of incitement.

...an incitement to religious hatred.


English dictionary. 2008.

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