Entrapment meaning

(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.

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Of law enforcement, the act of leading or guiding a suspect into committing a criminal act the suspect otherwise would not have committed.
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The state of being entrapped.

The entrapment of the victims in the wreckage made rescue difficult.

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(chemistry) A method of isolating specific cells or molecules from a mixture, especially by immobilization on a gel.
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Origin of entrapment

  • From entrap +"Ž -ment.

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