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- noun A person employed to associate with suspected individuals or groups with the purpose of inciting them to commit acts that will make them liable to punishment.
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- noun A person who secretly disrupts a group's activities from within the group; an
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- noun a secret agent who incites suspected persons to commit illegal acts
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[French : agent, agent + provocateur, instigator.]
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Borrowing from French agent provocateur (literally "provocative agent")
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