The victim's conduct had involved an element of provocation.

respond to
constitute (law)

Words alone can constitute provocation.

under provocation

The crime was committed under provocation.

The defendant was not acting under provocation.

without provocation

She attacked him without provocation.

at the slightest provocation

He would lose his temper at the slightest provocation.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • provocation — Provocation. sub. f. v. Action de provoquer. Provocation du vomissement, au vomissement. provocation au peché, à la vengeance …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • provocation — Provocation, Prouocatio, Proritatio, Irritatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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

  • 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

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