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Definition of "entrapment" []

  • The state of being entrapped. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)
  • A method of isolating specific cells or molecules from a mixture, especially by immobilization on a gel. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "entrapment" in a sentence
  • "LISA BLOOM, COURT TV ANCHOR: Yes. that's a bad argument to raise, because, if you use the word entrapment, you admit to the underlying offense, but you say the cop made you do it."
  • "Dealing with obesity - avoid short term entrapment"
  • "That's not even "entrapment" -- as if Warman was some sort of uncover policeman."