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entrapment

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noun en·trap·ment \-mənt\

Simple Definition of entrapment

  • : 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

  1. 1 a :  the action or process of entrapping b :  the condition of being entrapped

  2. 2 :  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.



1597

First Known Use of entrapment

1597


Medical Dictionary

entrapment

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

Medical Definition of entrapment

  1. :  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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