Definition of DECOY in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Definition of DECOY

To inveigle, entice, tempt, or lure; as, to decoy a person within the jurisdiction of a court so that he may be served with process, or to decoy a fugitive criminal to a place where he may be arrested without extradition papers, or to decoy one away from his place of residence for the purpose of kidnapping him and as a part of that act. In all these uses, the word implies enticement or luring by means of some fraud, trick, or temptation, but excludes the idea of force. Eberling v. State, 136 Ind. 117, 35 N.E. 1023; John v. State, 44 P. 51, 6 Wyo. 203.

Also, a "decoy pond." See that title, infra.

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