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

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.

Examples

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

    December 17, 2007