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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


(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
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