[ em-brey-suh-ree ]
/ ɛmˈbreɪ sə ri /

noun, plural em·brac·er·ies. Law.

an attempt to influence a judge or jury by corrupt means, as by bribery, threats, or promises.
Also imbracery.

Origin of embracery

First recorded in 1400–50, embracery is from the late Middle English word embracerie. See embrace2, -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for embracery

/ (ɪmˈbreɪsərɪ) /


criminal law the offence of attempting by corrupt means to influence a jury or juror, as by bribery or threats
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