Tampering
Tamper Tam"per, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tampered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tampering}.] [A corruption of temper.] 1. To meddle; to be busy; to try little experiments; as, to tamper with a disease. [1913 Webster]

'T is dangerous tampering with a muse. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster]

2. To meddle so as to alter, injure, or vitiate a thing. [1913 Webster]

3. To deal unfairly; to practice secretly; to use bribery. [1913 Webster]

Others tampered For Fleetwood, Desborough, and Lambert. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • tampering — UK US /ˈtæmpərɪŋ/ noun [U] ► the illegal act of touching or making changes to something when you should not: »Medications are sent in sealed factory containers which protect against tampering. tampering with sth »They were charged with tampering… …   Financial and business terms

  • Tampering — may refer to: * Tampering (sport), the practice, often illegal, of professional sports teams negotiating with athletes of other teams * Tamper evident, a device or process that makes unauthorised access to a protected object easily detected *… …   Wikipedia

  • tampering — noun Tampering is used after these nouns: ↑witness …   Collocations dictionary

  • tampering — See glass tampering detector …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • tampering — tamp·er || tæmpÉ™(r) v. meddle, interfere; tinker, fiddle; engage in secret or improper activities …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tampering — Meddling: interfering. Making Corrupting or perverting changes. Foolish or trifling experimentation. United States v Tomicich (DC Pa) 41 F Supp 33. The word does not necessarily imply the commission of a criminal act. Keefe v Donnell, 92 Me 151,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • tampering — noun the act of altering something secretly or improperly (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑meddling • Derivationally related forms: ↑tamper, ↑meddle (for: ↑meddling) • Hypern …   Useful english dictionary

  • tampering detector — See glass tampering detector …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • tampering with motor vehicle — Meddling with a motor vehicle, particularly with controls or equipment. State v Ridinger (Mo) 206 SW2d 626, 42 ALR2d 617. As to what constitutes offense of “tampering with motor vehicle or contents, see Anno: 42 ALR2d 624 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • tampering with jury — Embracery. The act of attempting to influence a juror corruptly by promises, threats, persuasions, entreaties, money or any other means except the production of evidence in open court. Such act is a criminal offense. See e.g. 18 U.S.C.A. No.No.… …   Black's law dictionary

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