Definition of Entrapment

1. Noun. A defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials.

Generic synonyms: Defence, Defense, Demurrer, Denial
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Entrap



Definition of Entrapment

1. Noun. The state of being entrapped. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) Action by law enforcement personnel to lead an otherwise innocent person to commit a crime, in order to arrest and prosecute that person for the crime. ¹

3. Noun. (chemistry) A method of isolating specific cells or molecules from a mixture, especially by immobilization on a gel. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Entrapment

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Entrapment

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
"entrapment. 160. In General.—That a man was entrapped in the commission of a ... Mere entrapment.—If a man is suspected of an intention to commit a crime, ..."

2. A Treatise on Criminal Law and Procedure by Thomas Welburn Hughes (1919)
"Effect of entrapment.—As a general rule, entrapment of the accused, either by the injured party or by the public authorities, is no defense; and in order to ..."

3. Cases on Criminal Law by Augustin Derby (1914)
"entrapment. STATE v. ABLEY. 1899. SUPREME COURT OF IOWA. 109 IOWA 61, 80 NW 225, 46 LRA 862, 77 Am. St. 520. Indictment for breaking and entering a store ..."

4. Ruby Ridge: Report of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"entrapment At his trial, Weaver was acquitted of the charge of selling two sawed-off ... His only defense to these charges was entrapment, and the jury ..."

5. RREL Hazardous Waste Research Symposium: Abstract Proceedings, 19th Annual (1993)
"Attempts were made to develop a new type of numerical models which are capable of modeling NAPL sharp fronts, and NAPL entrapment. ..."

6. The Future of Privacy by Perri 6 (1998)
"The question of how far the special duty of scrutiny should extend to permit or regulate entrapment and impersonation (a variety of entrapment) is not ..."

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