Definition for PROV-O-CA'TION

PROV-O-CA'TION, n. [Fr. from L. provocatio. See Provoke.]

  1. Any thing that excites anger; the cause of resentment. – 1 Kings xxi. Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. – Ps. xcv.
  2. The act of exciting anger.
  3. An appeal to a court or judge. [A Latinism, not now used.] – Ayliffe.
  4. Incitement. [Not used.] – Hooker.

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