from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An attempt to corrupt a jury, as with bribery.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An attempt to bribe or illegally influence a jury or member of a jury
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An attempt to influence a court, jury, etc., corruptly, by promises, entreaties, money, entertainments, threats, or other improper inducements.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, the offense of attempting to influence a jury or court by any means besides evidence or argument in open court, such as bribes, promises, threats, persuasions, entertainments, or the like.
Middle English embracerie, from embracen, to influence a jury by illegal means, to embrace; see embrace.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)