pre·dis·pose /ˌprē-di-'spōz/ vt -posed, -pos·ing: to dispose or incline in advance; specif: to make ready and willing to commit a crime
have been predisposed to engage in criminal behavior — W. R. LaFave and J. H. Israel
◇ Predisposition on the part of a defendant vitiates the defense of entrapment.
pre·dis·po·si·tion /ˌprē-ˌdis-pə-'zi-shən/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

index anticipate (expect), bait (lure), convince, preconceive, predetermine, prejudice (influence), prevail upon, slant

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


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