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To pimp; to cater to the gratification of the lust of another. To entice or procure a person, by promises, threats, fraud, or deception to enter any place in which prostitution is practiced for the purpose of prostitution.

Pandering is established when the evidence shows that the accused succeeded in inducing a victim to become an inmate of a house of prostitution. One who solicits for a prostitute is a panderer.

The pandering of obscenity refers to the business of purveying, by some form of advertising, pictorial or graphic material that appeals to the prurient interest of customers or potential customers.

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Obscene.

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pan·der / ˈpandər/ • v. [intr.] (pander to) gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire, need, or habit or a person with such a desire, etc.): newspapers are pandering to people's baser instincts. • n. dated a pimp. ∎ archaic a person who assists the baser urges or evil designs of others: the lowest panders of a venal press.

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pander go-between in clandestine amours XVI; one who ministers to base passions or designs XVII. Earliest form pandar; appellative use of Pandare — It. Pandaro (— L. Pandarus, Gr. Pándaros), name used by Boccaccio and thereafter by Chaucer for the man who procured for Troilus the love of Criseyde (Griseida). The sp. pander is due to assoc. with -ER1.
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pander a person who assists the baser urges or evil designs of others. The term developed from the name of Pandarus.

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