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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 entrapping.
3.
a state of being entrapped.
Origin of entrapment
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; entrap + -ment
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entrapment

/ɪnˈtræpmənt/
noun
1.
the luring, by a police officer, of a person into committing a crime so that he may be prosecuted for it
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Word Origin and History for entrapment
n.

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

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