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embracery

[ em-brey-suh-ree ]

noun

, Law.
, plural em·brac·er·ies.
  1. an attempt to influence a judge or jury by corrupt means, as by bribery, threats, or promises.


embracery

/ ɪmˈbreɪsərɪ /

noun

  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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Word History and Origins

Origin of embracery1

First recorded in 1400–50, embracery is from the late Middle English word embracerie. See embrace 2, -ery

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Example Sentences

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

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

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