Pandering may refer to:

  • In politics, portrayal of one's views to fit in line with a certain crowd of voters the candidate is attempting to impress, when often, these are not the candidate's true beliefs. A candidate may engage in pandering out of desperation if s/he is already losing a race, or if polls taken prior to an election show others as being in the lead.
  • In the law, the advertising and sale of obscene or hot pornographic material. The United States of Americas Supreme Court defined pandering as "the business of purveying textual or graphic matter openly advertised to appeal to the erotic interest of their customers.” Roth v. United States, 354 U.S. 476 (1957)
  • Procuring (prostitution)

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