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Definitions for agent provocateur
ˈeɪ dʒənt prəˌvɒk əˈtɜr, -ˈtʊər, æˈʒɑ̃; ˈeɪ dʒənts prəˌvɒk əˈtɜr, -ˈtʊər, æˈʒɑ̃agent provo·ca·teur

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agent provocateur, provocateurnoun

    a secret agent who incites suspected persons to commit illegal acts

Wiktionary

  1. agent provocateurnoun

    A person who secretly disrupts a group's activities from within the group; an instigator, troublemaker.

  2. Etymology: From agent provocateur, literally ‘provocative agent’.

Wikipedia

  1. Agent provocateur

    An agent provocateur (French for 'inciting agent') is a person who commits, or who acts to entice another person to commit, an illegal or rash act or falsely implicates them in partaking in an illegal act, so as to ruin the reputation of, or entice legal action against, the target, or a group they belong to or are perceived to belong to. They may target any group, such as a peaceful protest or demonstration, a union, a political party or a company. In jurisdictions in which conspiracy is a serious crime in itself, it can be sufficient for the agent provocateur to entrap the target into discussing and planning an illegal act. It is not necessary for the illegal act to be carried out or even prepared. Prevention of infiltration by agents provocateurs is part of the duty of demonstration marshals, also called stewards, deployed by organizers of large or controversial assemblies.

ChatGPT

  1. agent provocateur

    An agent provocateur is a person who secretly induces or encourages others to commit illegal or wrongful actions, typically for the purpose of implicating or incriminating them, disturbing the peace, or promoting propaganda. This person often works on behalf of an organization or governmental institution.

Wikidata

  1. Agent provocateur

    Traditionally, an agent provocateur is an agent employed by the police or other entity to act undercover to entice or provoke another person to commit an illegal act or falsely implicate them in partaking in the illegal act. More generally, the term may refer to an undercover person or group of persons that seek to discredit or harm another group by provoking them to commit a wrong or rash action. As a known tool to prevent infiltration by agents provocateurs, the organizers of large or controversial assemblies may deploy and coordinate demonstration marshals, also called stewards.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of agent provocateur in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of agent provocateur in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of agent provocateur in a Sentence

  1. Jim Gerrow:

    Both McClure and Bobbitt've indicated throughout it's my view that Mr. D'Amico is the real agent provocateur in this matter. Kate's role from the beginning was to help Mr. Johnny Bobbitt, katelyn McClure has been strong. Katelyn McClure's devastated by this and has been, but Both McClure and Bobbitt look to the sentencings in federal and state courts and hopefully Both McClure and Bobbitt can find sufficient evidence to convince both judges of Katelyn McClure role and the fact that throughout this Katelyn McClure started out with benign motive, Katelyn McClure hope to help Johnny Bobbitt and not to enrich Katelyn McClure or anyone else.


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