Definition of Mann Act in English:

Mann Act

noun

US Law
  • An act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1910 making it a federal offence to transport or induce a woman or minor across interstate boundaries for criminal sexual activity (specifically prostitution).

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The New York Times. From the name of James R. Mann, U.S. Congressman, who introduced the legislation + act.

Pronunciation

Mann Act

/ˈman akt/