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.
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.