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Definition of Incitement


  1. The act of inciting.
  2. That which incites the mind, or moves to action; motive; incentive; impulse.

Incitement Quotations

When a young non-white male is stopped and searched at the whim of a police officer, his idea of personal space, privacy and self esteem are shattered, to say nothing of his Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment protections. The damage goes deep quickly and stays. Stop & frisk, as well as a tactic, is also an incitement.
Henry Rollins

Every idea is an incitement... eloquence may set fire to reason.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

What an artist learns matters little. What he himself discovers has a real worth for him, and gives him the necessary incitement to work.
Emil Nolde

Much extremist activity falls short of directly inciting people to violence or other crimes and so is not caught by laws on incitement. Neither does the Public Order Act, used to protect groups of people from harassment, deal with the problem.
David Blunkett

Prejudice and passion and suspicion are more dangerous than the incitement of self-interest or the most stubborn adherence to real differences of opinion regarding rights.
Elihu Root
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Incitement Translations

incitement in Dutch is aansporing
incitement in German is Anregung {f}
incitement in Norwegian is tilskyndelse, spore
incitement in Swedish is eggelse
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