Embracery
Embracery Em*bra"cer*y, n. (Law) An attempt to influence a court, jury, etc., corruptly, by promises, entreaties, money, entertainments, threats, or other improper inducements. [1913 Webster]

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  • embracery — em·brac·ery /im brā sə rē/ n pl er·ies: an attempt to influence a jury corruptly Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. embracery …   Law dictionary

  • Embracery — is the attempt to influence a juror corruptly to give his verdict in favour of one side or the other in a trial, by promise, persuasions, entreaties, money, entertainments and the like.In English law, it was an offence both at common law and by… …   Wikipedia

  • embracery — [em brā′sər ē] n. [ME embracerie: see EMBRACE2] Law an illegal attempt to influence or instruct a jury …   English World dictionary

  • Embracery — The attempt to influence a jury or a member of a jury illicitly. Bribery was a form of embracery. [< AnNor., OldFr. embraseor = instigator] Cf. Champerty …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • embracery — noun (plural eries) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French embraceour Date: 15th century an attempt to influence a jury corruptly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • embracery — /em bray seuh ree/, n., pl. embraceries. Law. an attempt to influence a judge or jury by corrupt means, as by bribery, threats, or promises. Also, imbracery. [1400 50; late ME embracerie. See EMBRACE2, ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • embracery — noun An attempt to bribe or illegally influence a jury or member of a jury …   Wiktionary

  • Embracery —    see Livery and Maintenance …   Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

  • embracery — n. attempt to sway the opinion of a judge or jury through bribery or threats …   English contemporary dictionary

  • embracery — em·brac·ery …   English syllables

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