Something that incites especially a violent response
According to others, he was poisoned by his physicians at the instigation of his son.
In 778 three high-reeves were slain at the instigation of the king.
The young people, at the countess' instigation, gathered round the clavichord and harp.
Four years later he was murdered at Vienne in Gaul, probably at the instigation of his Frankish general Arbogast, with whom he had quarrelled.