- an attempt to influence a judge or jury by corrupt means, as by bribery, threats, or promises.
Origin of embracery
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Historical Examples of embracery
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.Little Novels of Italy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
- criminal law the offence of attempting by corrupt means to influence a jury or juror, as by bribery or threats
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