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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Instigation  \In`sti*ga"tion\,  n.  [L.  instigatio:  cf  F. 
  instigation.] 
  The  act  of  instigating,  or  the  state  of  being  instigated; 
  incitement;  esp.  to  evil  or  wickedness. 
 
  The  baseness  and  villainy  that  .  .  .  the  instigation  of 
  the  devil  could  bring  the  sons  of  men  to  --South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  instigation 
  n  1:  the  verbal  act  of  urging  on  [syn:  {abetment}] 
  2:  deliberate  and  intentional  triggering  (of  trouble  or 
  discord)  [syn:  {fomentation},  {mounting}] 




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