Mann Act
n.
A federal statute that makes it a crime to transport a woman or girl across state lines for immoral purposes such as prostitution; also called the White Slave Traffic Act.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


Mann Act
A federal law that makes it a crime to transport women across state lines for prostitution or similar sexual activities. The Mann Act was intended to prevent the movement of prostitutes from one state to another or in and out of the country in the so-called "white slave" trade.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


Mann Act
n. A federal criminal law penalizing the transporting of anyone in interstate commerce for purposes of prostitution.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

Mann Act
n.
   a federal statute making it a crime to transport a woman across state lines for "immoral" purposes. The Mann Act was intended to prevent the movement of prostitutes from one state to another or in and out of the country in the so-called "white slave" trade. However, it also applies to a male taking his under-age girlfriend to a love-nest in a neighboring state, or a female transporting an under-age boy across the state line for such purposes. Maximum term is five years in a federal prison.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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