Definitions

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.

Etymologies

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)

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  • Law, offence of attempting to influence a jury or juror

    December 17, 2007