instigatrix

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin instigatrix.

Noun[edit]

instigatrix (plural instigatrices)

  1. feminine form of instigator
    • 1811 CE, Biographie Moderne; Volume I, page #24:
      Better perhaps would it have been for the accused had she had no other advocates than her innocence and her firm imposing demeanour ; but her death was resolved on, and two days after she was condemned as “ the instigatrix of the crimes committed by the last tyrant of France ; as having herself maintained a correspondence with foreign powers, particularly with her brother the king of Bohemia and Hungary, with those emigrants who were formerly French princes, and with perfidious generals […]