provocation

  • 1 provocation — [ prɔvɔkasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • déb. XIIIe « appel »; lat. provocatio 1 ♦ Action de provoquer, d inciter (qqn) à (qqch.). ⇒ appel. Provocation à la désobéissance, au meurtre. ⇒ excitation, incitation. Provocation à se battre, au combat. Provocation en… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 provocation — prov·o·ca·tion /ˌprä və kā shən/ n 1: the act of provoking 2: something that provokes, arouses, or stimulates Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Provocation — Prov o*ca tion, n. [F. provocation, L. provocatio. See {Provoke}.] 1. The act of provoking, or causing vexation or, anger. Fabyan. [1913 Webster] 2. That which provokes, or excites anger; the cause of resentment; as, to give provocation. Paley.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 provocation — Provocation. sub. f. v. Action de provoquer. Provocation du vomissement, au vomissement. provocation au peché, à la vengeance …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 provocation — (n.) early 15c., from O.Fr. provocation (12c.), from L. provocationem (nom. provocatio) a calling forth, challenge, noun of action from pp. stem of provocare provoke (see PROVOKE (Cf. provoke)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 provocation — [präv΄ə kā′shən] n. [ME provocacion < MFr provocation < L provocatio] 1. an act or instance of provoking 2. something that provokes; esp., a cause of resentment or irritation …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Provocation — (v. lat.), 1) so v.w. Appellation an einen andern Richter, so Provocatio ad populum, das Rechtsmittel, vermittelst dessen jeder römische Bürger gegen eine Strafverfügung der öffentlichen Criminalgerichte (Judicia publica) an die Entscheidung des… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 provocation — [n] incitement, stimulus affront, annoyance, bothering, brickbat*, casus belli, cause, challenge, dare, defy, grabber*, grievance, grounds, harassment, incentive, indignity, inducement, injury, instigation, insult, irking, justification,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 provocation — Provocation, Prouocatio, Proritatio, Irritatio …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 10 provocation — ► NOUN 1) the action of provoking. 2) action or speech that provokes …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 provocation — n. 1) extreme, gross provocation 2) provocation for (there was no provocation for such behavior) 3) at a provocation (he loses his temper at the slightest provocation) 4) under provocation (he did use strong language, but only under extreme… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 provocation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ extreme ▪ deliberate … OF PROVOCATION ▪ element ▪ The victim s conduct had involved an element of provocation. VERB + PROVOCATION …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 provocation — (pro vo ka sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action de provoquer. Provocation à la révolte.    Appel à un combat singulier, à un duel. 2°   Ce qui provoque. Ce langage est une provocation    Il se dit aussi des choses qui excitent à.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 14 Provocation — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Provocation », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) La provocation est l action de provoquer.… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 15 PROVOCATION — s. f. Action de provoquer. Provocation à la révolte. Crime de provocation. Coupable de provocations. Ces continuelles provocations finirent par le lasser. Provocation à l incontinence. Provocation au sommeil. Il a vomi sans aucune provocation …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 16 provocation — [[t]prɒ̱vəke͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] provocations N VAR: usu prep N If you describe a person s action as provocation or a provocation, you mean that it is a reason for someone else to react angrily, violently, or emotionally. He denies murder on the grounds… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 Provocation — A provocation is an act that causes a response.Provocation and provoke can refer to:* Provocation (legal), a type of legal defense in court which claims the victim provoked the accused s actions * Agent provocateur, a (generally political) group… …

    Wikipedia

  • 18 provocation — prov|o|ca|tion [ˌprɔvəˈkeıʃən US ˌpra: ] n [U and C] an action or event that makes someone angry or upset, or is intended to do this →↑provoke without provocation ▪ She claims that Graham attacked her without any provocation. ▪ He was accused of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 provocation — UK [ˌprɒvəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌprɑvəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms provocation : singular provocation plural provocations something that causes you to react in an angry or violent way, often something that is intended to cause… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 provocation — The act of inciting another to do a particular deed. That which arouses, moves, calls forth, causes, or occasions. Such conduct or actions on the part of one person towards another as tend to arouse rage, resentment, or fury in the latter against …

    Black's law dictionary