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Definition of the noun entrapment

What does entrapment mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: entrapments

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

Alternative definition of the noun entrapment


  1. The state of being entrapped.
  2. [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.
  3. [chemistry] A method of isolating specific cells or molecules from a mixture, especially by immobilization on a gel.


  1. "Entrapment" is a 1999 American caper film directed by Jon Amiel and starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
  2. "Entrapment": In a story ripped from today’s headlines, Entrapment highlights the ongoing struggle between New York City's gay community and the police department. Dimitri Romanov stars as an innocent bystander, roped into a sick game of cat and mouse. Only through sheer force of sexual will can he survive his imprisonment and sexual manipulation.


"Entrapment" is a book by Kylie Brant.


"Entrapment" is an artwork by Shirley Ardell Mason.


  1. "Entrapment" is a musical album of Christopher Young, soundtrack.
    • also known as Entrapment Soundtrack
    • released in (15 years ago)
  2. "Entrapment" is a musical single of Apex.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  3. "Entrapment" is a musical album of Big Remo.
    • released on (4 years ago)


Entrapment is a musical group.

  • albums: "The Obscurity Within...", "Pyre / Entrapment", "Lamentations of the Flesh"

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Entrapment

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Google previewPearls and Pitfalls in Cardiovascular Imaging (2015)

Pseudolesions, Artifacts, and Other Difficult Diagnoses by Stefan L. Zimmerman, Elliot K. Fishman

Popliteal artery entrapment is a developmental abnormality that results in compression of the popliteal artery due to...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (2013)

by Paul Finkelman

Entrapment is a defense to criminal charges based on the idea that the defendant was induced to commit the crime by...

Google preview100 Nights in the Dark (2000)

A Collection of Contemporary Film Reviews and Essays by Joe Barlow

ENTRAPMENT (*** out of a possible ****) STARRING: Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ving Rhames, Will Patton DIRECTOR: John Amiel WRITERS: Ron Bass, William Broyles RATED: PG-13 RELEASED: 1999 Entrapment is a sneaky ...

Google previewOfficial (ISC)2® Guide to the CISSP®-ISSMP® CBK®, Second Edition (2015)

by Joseph Steinberg

Entrapment is the act of encouraging an individual to become involved in a crime that the individual may have had no intention of committing by a law enforcement officer or other official. Coercion involves forcing or intimidating an individual to ...

Google previewOfficial (ISC)2® Guide to the ISSMP® CBK® (2016)

by Joseph Steinberg

Entrapment is the act of encouraging an individual to become involved in a crime that the individual may have had no intention of committing by a law enforcement officer or other official. Coercion involves forcing or intimidating an individual to ...

Google previewParalegal Studies (2001)

An Introduction by Paul D. Jordan

Entrapment is an effective defense in this case because it claims the following: • The intention to commit a crime never entered the...

Entrapment is any action by a government agent intended to induce the commission of a crime for which the ...

Google previewAtlas of Uncommon Pain Syndromes (2013)

by Steven D. Waldman

Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment is an uncommon cause of anterior abdominal wall pain that is a frequently overlooked clinical diagnosis. Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome is a constellation of symptoms consisting of severe ...

Google previewThe Dynamics of Organizational Collapse (2008)

The Case of Barings Bank by Helga Drummond

Tobemore precise, entrapment refers to situations where timerather than money is the key form ofinvestment. Inan experimentrespondents were invited to solvea crossword puzzle. The incentivewasacash prize tothefirst person to successfully ...

Google previewPrinciples of Incident Response and Disaster Recovery (2013)

by Michael E. Whitman, Herbert J. Mattord, Andrew Green

Entrapment is the action of luring an individual into committing a crime to get a conviction. Enticement is legal and ethical, whereas entrapment is not. It is difficult to gauge the effect such a system can have on the average user, especially if the ...

Google previewAtlas of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy (2014)

Anatomy and Technique by Elliot L. Chaikof, Richard P. Cambria

Popliteal artery entrapment is a congenital anomaly in which the popliteal artery passes medial to and beneath the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle or a slip of that muscle, with consequent compression or functional occlusion of the ...

Google previewSuicide Prevention (2013)

by Robert D. Goldney

Entrapment is the inability to avoid a noxious environment after a loss or humiliation, and recent research has indicated that such feelings can be reactivated by inducing a depressed mood, with suicidal ideation emerging. This cognitive ...

Google previewCalifornia Criminal Law: Cases and Problems (2011)

by Steven F. Shatz

ENTRAPMENT AND DUE PROCESS Entrapment is a defense which excuses the defendant's criminal conduct because of police conduct aimed at inducing the defendant to commit the crime. In People v. Barraza, the California Supreme ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Problems (2008)

by Vincent N. Parrillo

persuasive power of the tactics used by law enforcement personnel to determine whether an entrapment defense will prevail. Its aim is not to excuse defendants but to monitor police behavior so that it adheres to acceptable standards of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Sports Studies (2010)

by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer Rolf

NERVE ENTRAPMENT is important to know whether the nerve is occasionally impinged in certain anatomic positions or actually entrapped permanently by surrounding tissues. It follows that a nerve can be entrapped virtually in any location ...

Google previewDictionary of Policing (2013)

by Tim Newburn, Peter Neyroud

Entrapment involves actions taken by a state agent, such as a police officer or police-instigated informant, to encourage a person to commit a criminal offence with a view to prosecuting the person for the offence. The emphasis ...

Google previewMellinkoff's Dictionary of American Legal Usage (2009)

by David Mellinkoff

entrap o entrapment entrap: an old synonym for the common verb trap, with a special emphasis on using guile to get someone into your power. The verb and the common noun entrapment (the action or ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Second Edition - 3 Volume Set (2006)

by Informa Healthcare, Waldemar Karwowski

Median nerve entrapment: Carpal tunnel ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Security Management (2007)

by John Fay

Entrapment Employers shy away from ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

Compare nerve entrapment. nerve conduction test, an electrodiagnostic test of the integrity of the peripheral nerves. It involves placing an electrical stimulator over a nerve and measuring ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice (2012)

by Margaret E. Beare

One major disadvantage of sting operations is that, during ensuing litigation, a defense attorney will frequently attempt to assert an “entrapment” defense. Even if the defense is unsuccessful, law enforcement will be subject to unfavorable ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soil Science (2007)

by Ward Chesworth

Entrapment of air As water moves into the porous medium, it displaces most of the air ahead of its path, but it also manages to trap a fraction of it. How such entrapment takes place can be qualitatively understood by considering a system of ...

Google previewBergman's Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation (2016)

by R. Shane Tubbs, Mohammadali M. Shoja, Marios Loukas

entrapment (Koplas et al. 2009). Popliteal entrapment syndrome has a prevalence of 0.165% in young men entering military service, and typically affects athletic young men in whom claudication is caused by anomalous musculature in the ...

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Entrapment Meaning

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Quotes about Entrapment

The lesson to be learned?
Forgiveness should be given.
It is not an act,
For anyone to earn.
Once forgiveness has been done...
A releasing power that frees the mind,
Unlocks an entrapment,
One overcomes! (Lawrence S. Pertillar)
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Scrabble value of E1N1T1R1A1P3M3E1N1T1

The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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