entrapment
noun Date: 1597 1. a. the action or process of entrapping b. the condition of being entrapped 2. the action of luring an individual into committing a crime in order to prosecute the person for it

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  • Entrapment — is the act of a law enforcement agent in inducing a person to commit an offence which the person would not have, or was unlikely to have, otherwise committed. [ Sloane (1990) 49 A Crim R 270. See also agent provocateur] United StatesThe… …   Wikipedia

  • entrapment — en·trap·ment n 1: the action or process of entrapping entrapment is un American and has no place in law enforcement Tip O Neill 2: the state or condition of being entrapped; also: the affirmative defense of having been entrapped by a government… …   Law dictionary

  • entrapment — 1590s, from ENTRAP (Cf. entrap) + MENT (Cf. ment). Criminal investigation sense first attested 1899 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Entrapment — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Verlockende Falle Originaltitel: Entrapment Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1999 Länge: 108 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Entrapment — Haute Voltige Haute Voltige Titre original Entrapment Réalisation Jon Amiel Acteurs principaux Sean Connery Catherine Zeta Jones Will Patton Maury Chaykin and Ving Rhames Scénario Ronald Bass William Broyles Jr. Don Macpherso …   Wikipédia en Français

  • entrapment — /en trap meuhnt/, n. 1. the luring by a law enforcement agent of a person into committing a crime. 2. an act or process of entrapping. 3. a state of being entrapped. [1590 1600; ENTRAP + MENT] * * * ▪ law       in law, instigation or inducement… …   Universalium

  • entrapment — noun a) The state of being entrapped. The entrapment of the victims in the wreckage made rescue difficult. b) Action by law enforcement personnel to lead an otherwise innocent person to commit a crime, in order to arrest and prosecute that person …   Wiktionary

  • entrapment — [[t]ɪntræ̱pmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT Entrapment is the practice of arresting someone by using unfair or illegal methods. [LEGAL] It was an entrapment, a ruse plotted by rival Russian naval officers to sully his honor …   English dictionary

  • entrapment — The act of officers or agents of the government in inducing a person to commit a crime not contemplated by him, for the purpose of instituting a criminal prosecution against him. According to the generally accepted view, a law enforcement… …   Black's law dictionary

  • entrapment — The act of officers or agents of the government in inducing a person to commit a crime not contemplated by him, for the purpose of instituting a criminal prosecution against him. According to the generally accepted view, a law enforcement… …   Black's law dictionary

  • entrapment — en·trap·ment in trap mənt, en n chronic compression of a peripheral nerve (as the median nerve or ulnar nerve) usu. between ligamentous and bony surfaces that is characterized esp. by pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness * * * en·trap·ment (en… …   Medical dictionary

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