embraceor

[em-brey-ser]

noun Law.

a person guilty of embracery.

Nearby words

  1. embowed,
  2. embowel,
  3. embower,
  4. emboîté,
  5. embrace,
  6. embracery,
  7. embracive,
  8. embranchment,
  9. embrangle,
  10. embrasure

Origin of embraceor

1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French; Middle French embraseor instigator, equivalent to embras(er) (see embrace2) + -eor < Latin -ātōr- -ator

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British Dictionary definitions for embraceor

embraceor

embracer

noun

criminal law a person guilty of embracery

Word Origin for embraceor

C15: from Old French embraseor, from embraser to instigate, literally: to set on fire, from braser to burn, from brese live coals

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