Definitions of provocation

  1. unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. needed encouragement; "the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of provoking, or causing vexation or, anger. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. That which provokes, or excites anger; the cause of resentment; as, to give provocation. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Incitement; stimulus; as, provocation to mirth. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Such prior insult or injury as may be supposed, under the circumstances, to create hot blood, and to excuse an assault made in retort or redress. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. An appeal to a court. [A Latinism] Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The act of inciting another person to do a particular thing. In a fault divorce, provocation may constitute a defense to the divorce, preventing it from going through. For example, if a wife suing for divorce claims that her husband abandoned her, the husband might defend the suit on the grounds that she provoked the abandonment by driving him out of the house.
  10. That which excites to anger or resentment; act of exciting to anger; as, he was subjected to great provocation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Act of provoking: that which provokes. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. The act of provoking. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. An incitement to action. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The act of provoking; anything that excites anger; incitement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Anything that excites to anger or resentment; the act of exciting anger. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. exchange to the drawee in order to meet the bill, or property remaining in the drawee's hands or due from him to the drawer, and appropriated to that purpose. In ecclesiastical law. A provision was a nomination by the pope to an English ben- efice before it became void, though the term was afterwards indiscriminately applied to any right of patronage exerted or usurped by the pope. In French law. Provision is an allowance or alimony granted by a judge to one of the parties in a cause for his or her maintenance until a definite judgmeut is rendered. Dalloz. In English history. A name given to certain statutes or acts of parliament, par- ticularly those intended to curb the arbitrary or usurped power of the sovereign, and also to certain other ordinances or declarations having the force of law. See infra. thelawdictionary.org
  17. Incitement, instigation, irritation, as did it under severe p. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. n. [Latin] Act of provoking ;-that which provokes or excites anger ; annoyance ;grievance ; insult; injury. Cabinet Dictionary