- The inducement of one to commit a crime not contemplated by him, for the mere purpose of instituting a criminal prosecution against him. People v Makovsky, 3 Cal 2d 366, 44 P2d 536; State v Marquardt, 139 Conn 1, 89 A2d 219, 31 ALR2d 1206. Measures used to entrap a person into crime in order, by making him a criminal, to aid the instigator in the accomplishment of some corrupt private purpose of his own. Woo Wai v United States (CA9 Cal) 223 F 412.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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