an act of the U.S. Congress (1910) making it a federal offense to aid or participate in the interstate transportation of a woman for immoral purposes.
- Also called White Slave Act.
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How to use Mann Act in a sentence
Not that long ago, a retired New York state judge was sentenced to federal prison for violating the Mann Act.
That terrifying Mann Act would account for his caution much better than would the business deal of which Foster had hinted.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
The history of the Mann Act offers a shining example of this purpose.A Book of Prefaces | H. L. Mencken