to arrest on false pretences, spec. those of being a prostitute.
|Leeds Times 4 July 4/5: ANOTHER CASS CASE. Another young woman has been ‘Endacotted,’ this time at Aldershot. Compared with this one the Cass case sinks into absolute insignificance.|
|(ref. to 1887) in Passing Eng. of the Victorian Era 123/1: Endacotted (Socialist, 1887) Illegally arrested [...] After a time the term was reduced to ‘cotted’.|