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What is 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 be 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, 130 Ind.
117, 35 N. E. 1023; John v. State, 6 VVyo. 203, 44 Pac. 51; Campbell v. Hudson, 100
Mich. 523, 04 N. VV. 483.

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