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Agent provocateur

Definition of the noun agent provocateur

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noun

  1. a secret agent who incites suspected persons to commit illegal acts

Alternative definition of the noun agent provocateur

noun

  1. A person who secretly disrupts a group's activities from within the group; an instigator, troublemaker.

Business

Agent Provocateur is a British lingerie retailer founded in 1994 by Joseph Corré and Serena Rees. The company has 30 stores in 13 countries. In 2007, 3i, the private equity firm, purchased 80% of the company for £60 million.

  • also known as Agent Provokator, Агент Провокатор, エージェント プロヴォケーター
  • official website: www.agentprovocateur.com

Group

Agent Provocateur were a British electronica band, consisting of John Gosling, Matthew Ashman, Dan Peppe, Danny Saber and Cleo Torez. When Matthew Ashman died in 1995 he was replaced on guitar by Paul Wainwright and then by Lance Burman.

Writings

"Agent provocateur" is a book by David Young.

  • also known as "Agent provocateur: a novel"

Music

  1. "Agent Provocateur" is the fifth studio album by American/British rock band Foreigner, released on December 7, 1984. The album was the band's first and only number one album in the UK, and it reached the top 5 in the U.S. Although album sales were lower than their previous work in the U.S., it contains the band's biggest hit single, "I Want to Know What Love Is", which is their only #1 single in the UK and the U.S., staying at the top spot for three and two weeks respectively. The follow-up single, "That Was Yesterday", also proved to be a sizeable hit, peaking at #12 in the U.S. The album was certified Platinum in the UK by the BPI, and triple Platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA.
  2. "Agent Provocateur" is a musical album of Dagda Mor.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  3. "Agent Provocateur" is a musical EP of Urban Vitamin.
    • released on

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Agent provocateur

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Google previewWorkers in America: A Historical Encyclopedia (2013)

by Robert E. Weir

AGENT PROVOCATEUR An agent provocateur, also called a labor spy, is a company-hired infiltrator who poses as a union member in an attempt to discredit the organization. The term can also refer to a paid saboteur who commits crimes ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Law (2015)

by Jonathan Law

agent provocateur A person who actively entices, encourages, or persuades another person to commit a crime that would not otherwise have been committed and then reports the person to the ...

Google previewThe Browser's Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases (2002)

by Mary Varchaver, Frank Ledlie Moore

agent provocateur • aikido 7 agent provocateur (ah-zhanh pro-vok-ah-TEUR) [ French: instigator] A paid undercover agent who abets activities directed against the state or against society, or one who incites people under suspicion to commit ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Espionage (2013)

Spyspeak into English by Joseph Goulden

AGENT PROVOCATEUR A person who insinuates himself into an organization with the aim of inciting it to acts that would make its members subject to punishment. In 1950s CIA usage, such an agent was a “tree-shaker,” a person who would ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of International Intelligence (2015)

by Nigel West

AGENT PROVOCATEUR. Defined as an agent deployed deliberately to entrap a target by pretending to be sympathetic to that person's cause or purpose. Usually regarded as a tactic of last resort because it has dubious legal status in liberal ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic dictionary of political science (2003)

by Kush Satyendra

Agent Provocateur The term used for a loose grouping of states which form roughtly one-half of the membership of the United Nations. The bloc gets unified only on questions of anticolonialism. On most others, it breaks down into four ...

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

agent provocateur ar ..v . pro-vokk-a-ter) noun (plural agents provocateurs) a person paid, especially by a government, to tempt people to do illegal acts in order to unmask possible troublemakers. [French agent agent + ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2007)

by Graham Gooch, Michael Williams

agent provocateur A person who actively entices, encourages,

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

agent provocateur /a-zhon pruh-vo- kuh-ter/ n. (pl. agents provocateurs ...

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