Definition of entrapment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈtræpmənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtræpmənt//
[uncountable] (law) Types of crime
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the illegal act of tricking somebody into committing a crime so that they can be arrested for it There is no defence of entrapment in English law. See related entries: Types of crime
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: entrapment