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.
Something that arouses anger or animosity in another, causing that person to respond in a heat of passion.
The act or provoking or demanding a spirit to reveal itself. This is not to be attempted if you do NOT know what you are doing or dealing with
Inciting someone to do a particular thing.
incitement; the cause of resentment.
unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action
An effort to provoke or command a spirit to reveal itself.(See religious provocation)
A legal doctrine that may excuse defendant/perpetrator from the consequences of his/her crime/tort if the plaintiff/victim instigated a confrontation, or otherwise caused or provoked the defendant's actions.
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.
In criminal law, provocation is a possible defense by excuse or exculpation alleging a sudden or temporary loss of control (a permanent loss of control is in the realm of insanity) as a response to another's provocative conduct sufficient to justify an acquittal, a mitigated sentence or a conviction for a lesser charge. Provocation can be a relevant factor in a court's assessment of a defendant's mens rea, intention, or state of mind, at the time of an act of which the defendant is accused.