(countable and uncountable, plural entrapments)
- The state of being entrapped.
- The entrapment of the victims in the wreckage made rescue difficult.
- (law) Action by law enforcement personnel to lead an otherwise innocent person to commit a crime, in order to arrest and prosecute that person for the crime.
- A detective asking you to buy illegal marijuana for a dying man would be police entrapment.
- (chemistry) A method of isolating specific cells or molecules from a mixture, especially by immobilization on a gel.
From entrap +"Ž -ment.
entrapment - Legal Definition
Of law enforcement, the act of leading or guiding a suspect into committing a criminal act the suspect otherwise would not have committed.