embracery(redirected from embraceries)
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n. pl. em·brac·er·ies
The criminal offense of attempting to affect a jury's decision making through means other than evidence and argument in open court, as by instruction outside of the courtroom, threats, or bribery. Also called bracery.
[Middle English embracerie, from embracen, to influence a jury by illegal means, to embrace; see embrace.]
(Law) criminal law the offence of attempting by corrupt means to influence a jury or juror, as by bribery or threats
em•brac•er•y(ɛmˈbreɪ sə ri)
n., pl. -er•ies.
an attempt to influence a judge or jury by corrupt means, as bribery or intimidation.
[1400–50; late Middle English embracerie, derivative of embracen to bribe]
the crime of attempting to influence or suborn a judge or jury by bribery, threats, etc.See also: Crime
n (Jur) → Bestechungsversuch m