Definitions

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 bribe or illegally influence a jury or member of a jury

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English embracerie, from embracen, to influence a jury by illegal means, to embrace; see embrace.]

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

    December 17, 2007