What does incitement mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incitation, incitement(noun)

    an act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or instigating

    "the incitement of mutiny"

  2. provocation, incitement(noun)

    needed encouragement

    "the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation"

  3. incitement, incitation, provocation(noun)

    something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action

  4. exhortation, incitement(noun)

    the act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion


  1. incitement(Noun)

    A call to act; encouragement to act, often in an illegal fashion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incitement(noun)

    the act of inciting

  2. Incitement(noun)

    that which incites the mind, or moves to action; motive; incentive; impulse


  1. Incitement

    Incitement is an inchoate or anticipatory offence akin to attempt or conspiracy under the common law of England and Wales. It was an inchoate. It consisted of persuading, encouraging, instigating, pressuring, or threatening so as to cause another to commit a crime. It was abolished in England and Wales on 1 October 2008 when Part 2 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 came into force, replacing it with three new statutory offences of encouraging or assisting crime. The common law is now only relevant to offences committed before that date. Incitement remains an offence in New Zealand.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incitement in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incitement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of incitement in a Sentence

  1. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere:

    The WWT acts openly and aggressively against our state and our society, against migrants and people who think differently, it spreads a xenophobic and inhuman ideology, it brings right wing extremist incitement onto the street and is not scared of committing violence.

  2. Ashin Wirathu:

    I call on religious and political leaders in Myanmar to unequivocally condemn all forms of incitement to hatred, including this abhorrent public personal attack, it's intolerable for U.N. Special Rapporteurs to be treated in this way.

  3. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We are in the midst of a wave of terrorism originating from systematic and mendacious incitement regarding the Temple Mount -- incitement by Hamas, the Palestinian Authority and the Islamic Movement in Israel.

  4. Chinmayi Arun:

    Political leaders are influential speakers and are especially dangerous when they incite violence. Unfortunately they also control companies' access to markets, and India is a big market for Facebook, the company needs to work out how to stay committed to its policies against incitement to violence, despite the risks to its business that come from antagonizing political leaders.

  5. The KHL:

    The league points out that the violations, which are related to the incitement of racial, ethnic and international hatred is inadmissible. Supporters must behave in a civilized manner in the stands.

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    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    • A. snap
    • B. ternion
    • C. contempt
    • D. crate

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