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entrapment

noun [U] uk   /ɪnˈtræp.mənt/ formal us  
the act of causing someone to do something they would not usually do by tricking them: The police have been accused of using entrapment to bring charges against suspects.Plotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
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