from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The criminal offense of attempting to affect a jury's decision making through means other than evidence and argument in open court, as by instruction outside of the courtroom, threats, or bribery.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Law) An attempt to influence a court, jury, etc., corruptly, by promises, entreaties, money, entertainments, threats, or other improper inducements.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun law An attempt to
bribeor illegally influencea juryor member of a jury
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
There is a statute and common law offense known as embracery, which is defined to consist "in such practices as lead to affect the administration of justice, _improperly working upon the minds of jurors_."
Bianca Maria had all her secrets with all her love in the first hour of their embracery.
You have committed embracery, theft, arson, perjury, adultery, murder -- every crime in the calendar and every excess known to the sensual and depraved, including my learned friend, the District Attorney.