Entrapment



[en-trap-muh nt] /ɛnˈtræp mənt/

noun
1.
the luring by a law-enforcement agent of a person into committing a crime.
2.
an act or process of .
3.
a state of being .
/ɪnˈtræpmənt/
noun
1.
the luring, by a police officer, of a person into committing a crime so that he may be prosecuted for it
n.

1590s, from entrap + -ment. Criminal investigation sense first attested 1899.

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