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Noun Concept
Categories: Law enforcement titles, Criminology, Espionage techniques, Police misconduct, Spies by role
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agent provocateur  provocateur  Agent provacateur  Agent provocateurs  Agent provocator
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An agent provocateur is a person who commits or who acts to entice another person to commit an illegal or rash act or falsely implicate them in partaking in an illegal act, so as to ruin the reputation or entice legal action against the target or a group they belong to or are perceived to belong to. Wikipedia
A (generally political) group that tries to goad a desired response from the group or otherwise disrupt its activity Wikipedia Disambiguation
A person who secretly disrupts a group's activities from within the group; an instigator, troublemaker. Wiktionary
A person who disrupts a group's activities from within. Wiktionary (translation)
An undercover agent who incites suspected persons to partake in or commit criminal acts. Wiktionary
Undercover agent who incites suspected persons to partake in or commit criminal acts. Wiktionary (translation)