embracery

[em-brey-suh-ree]
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noun, plural em·brac·er·ies. Law.

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

Nearby words

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

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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embracery

noun

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