noun en·trap·ment \-mənt\

: the act of entrapping someone or something or the condition of being entrapped

: the illegal act of tricking someone into committing a crime so that the person you have tricked can be arrested

Full Definition of ENTRAPMENT

a :  the action or process of entrapping
b :  the condition of being entrapped
:  the action of luring an individual into committing a crime in order to prosecute the person for it

Examples of ENTRAPMENT

  1. her entrapment in an unhappy marriage
  2. His lawyer argued that he was a victim of police entrapment.

First Known Use of ENTRAPMENT

Medical Dictionary


noun en·trap·ment \in-ˈtrap-mənt, en-\

Medical Definition of ENTRAPMENT

:  chronic compression of a peripheral nerve (as the median nerve or ulnar nerve) usually between ligamentous and bony surfaces that is characterized especially by pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness


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