Entrapment Definition

noun
Of law enforcement, the act of leading or guiding a suspect into committing a criminal act the suspect otherwise would not have committed.
Webster's New World Law

The state of being entrapped.

The entrapment of the victims in the wreckage made rescue difficult.
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(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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(chemistry) A method of isolating specific cells or molecules from a mixture, especially by immobilization on a gel.
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Other Word Forms of Entrapment

Noun

Singular:
entrapment
Plural:
entrapments

Origin of Entrapment

  • From entrap +"Ž -ment.

    From Wiktionary

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