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noun, plural em·brac·er·ies. Law.
  1. an attempt to influence a judge or jury by corrupt means, as by bribery, threats, or promises.
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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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Examples from the Web for embracery

Historical Examples

  • The Juries Act of 1825, in abolishing writs of attaint, made a special exemption as regards jurors guilty of embracery ( 61).

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3


  • Bianca Maria had all her secrets with all her love in the first hour of their embracery.

    Little Novels of Italy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

British Dictionary definitions for embracery


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