solicitation
so·lic·i·ta·tion /sə-ˌli-sə-'tā-shən/ n: an act or practice or an instance of soliciting
solicitation of a proxy for a shareholder vote; specif: the crime of soliciting someone to commit a crime (as murder)

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

solicitation
index call (appeal), dun, entreaty, instigation, invitation, persuasion, request, seduction

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


solicitation
1) The crime of encouraging or inducing another to commit a crime.
2) The crime of paying or requesting money in exchange for sex; prostitution.
3) The act of requesting something from others, such as asking others to donate to a particular charity, purchase products, or patronize a certain business.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


solicitation
n. A request or petition intended to obtain something; criminally urging, advising, or ordering someone to commit a crime; offering to pay for sex or requesting money in exchange for sex; an attempt to increase the number of one's actual or potential clientele.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


solicitation
Urgent request, plea, or entreaty; enticing, asking. The criminal offense of urging someone to commit an unlawful act.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


solicitation
Urgent request, plea, or entreaty; enticing, asking. The criminal offense of urging someone to commit an unlawful act.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

solicitation
n.
   the crime of encouraging or inducing another to commit a crime or join in the commission of a crime. Solicitation may refer to a prostitute's (or her pimp's) offer of sexual acts for pay.
   See also: pander

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Solicitation — In the United States, solicitation is a crime; it is an inchoate offense that consists of a person offering money or something else of value in order to incite or induce another to commit a crime with the specific intent that the person solicited …   Wikipedia

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