Provocation Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Provocation, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Provocation?

It is an act of provoking someone to do a certain act which is normally associated to danger, anger, illegal acts or getting out of control. If proved in the court of law, that the accused was provoked or incited into doing a crime,can lead to softening the severity of punishment he/she was ought to receive or be aquitted.