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English criminal law words or conduct that incite a person to attack another



(1) An act of inciting or prompting individuals, groups, or organizations to actions that will lead to grave, sometimes disastrous, consequences.

(2) Treacherous actions perpetrated by private agents of the police and reactionary parties (agents provocateurs) aimed at exposing, discrediting, and ultimately crushing progressive and revolutionary organizations.

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in the vicinity of Burin Secondary School for Boys, which provoked the students
Protesters have been critical of all parties in Parliament, which has provoked some citizens and analysts to claim that Bulgaria's election system needs a thorough review to allow for more adequate representation of the people's will.
The study included 30 females with provoked vestibulodynia.
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Bhushan, Sisodia and Vishwas provoked their supporters and marched towards 10 Janpath.
Lavrov stressed that the extremist opposition members have been provoked to adopt an extremist path that aims at toppling the regime and rejects any calls for dialogue, indicating that the extremist gunmen exploit the peaceful demonstrations to provoke the Syrian authorities.
Dubai A lawyer defended in court that 11 detainees, accused of deliberately setting fire to a detention centre, were provoked because they were banned from smoking and working out.
NIGHTMARE neighbour John Bushell today apologised for harassing his neighbours - but claimed he was provoked by the Mills family.
Although the majority of the insulting-or-provoking contact cases involved more violent contact than the incident in question, the appellate court concluded that the statute's plain language defined the offense in terms of contact that insulted or provoked the victim, not contact that injured the victim.
Women with complex vulvar pain reported greater decreases in sexual function but similar levels of sexual desire and frequency of intercourse, compared with women with provoked vestibulodynia, a study of 189 women shows.
And the two-shift 6am to 10pm pickups introduced because of food waste composting have provoked several complaints from city residents.