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in law, the instigation of a crime in the attempt to obtain cause for a criminal prosecution. Situations in which a government operative merely provides the occasion for the commission of a criminal act (e.g., when an undercover agent posing as a narcotics dealer is approached by a would-be customer) do not constitute entrapment. Only when the crime was not initially contemplated by the target is entrapment said to occur: thus, for example, an undercover agent may not recruit a previously law-abiding individual into a drug distribution ring in order to prosecute. Many police operations, especially in the areas of drugs and gambling, raise questions of entrapment, which is available as a defense in a trial.


The underground trapping of oil or gas reserves by folds, faults, domes, asphaltic seals, unconformities, and such.


Fear of Flying
metaphor for housewife Isadora Wing’s temporary inability to achieve self-awareness. [Am. Lit.: Fear of Flying]
Frome, Ethan
chained to detestable wife and unsalable farm. [Am. Lit.: Ethan Frome]
Loman, Willy
despite dreams of success, he is condemned to failure. [Am. Drama; Death of a Salesman, Payton, 397]
trapped in the domesticity demanded by her husband. [Nor. Lit.: Ibsen A Doll’s House]
Prufrock, J. Alfred
aware that his life is meaningless and empty, he struggles to rise above it, but cannot. [Br. Lit.: “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” in Payton, 548]
Rochester, Edward
tied to insane wife; cannot marry Jane Eyre. [Br. Lit.: Jane Eyre]
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(25) Lower courts have held that this definition also applies to entrapment. (26)
As mentioned, Entrapment 2 arises when police go beyond providing a criminal opportunity and induce an offence.
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Entrapment is an acceptable means to capture a wrongdoer.
On the other hand, entrapment is the employment of such ways and means for the purpose of trapping and capturing a lawbreaker.
However, key differences exist that may help distinguish the two: patients with PAES tend to be older than CECS patients, present with unilateral pain, are less likely to have elevated compartment pressures, and are far more likely to test positive during entrapment screening studies [10].
From the base case, several modifications were done in order to increase the entrapment of NAC by the nanoparticles.
This case has two main implications: firstly, guidewire entrapment can be managed conservatively with good long-term outcomes, even when there is a material within the ascending aorta.
For a good understanding of the mechanisms of entrapment neuropathies, a knowledge of the basic nerve injury types is necessary.
Data concerning entrapment neuropathies associated with gout generally involve carpal tunnel syndrome.
The company has joined forces with Pool Safely, a national public education campaign to reduce childhood drowning, non-fatal submersions and entrapments in public swimming pools and spas.