Definition of Embracery

1. n. An attempt to influence a court, jury, etc., corruptly, by promises, entreaties, money, entertainments, threats, or other improper inducements.



Definition of Embracery

1. Noun. (legal) An attempt to bribe or illegally influence a jury or member of a jury ¹

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Definition of Embracery

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Embracery

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emboîtement
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embraceries
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embracery (current term)
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Literary usage of Embracery

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1. A Treatise on Criminal Law and Procedure by Thomas Welburn Hughes (1919)
"embracery is a corrupt attempt to influence a jury to render their verdict in favor of a particular party.1s § 589. Nature of the influence. ..."

2. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1888)
"The offence of embracery may be committed by a party to an action or a stranger. ... 268, that an attempt to commit embracery is not a crime at common ..."

3. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell (1877)
"OF embracery, AND DISSUADING A WITNESS FROM GIVING EVIDENCE. It is said that generally the giving of money to a juror after the verdict, witho^'"' any ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf (1899)
"The crime of embracery, which is an offence against public justice, ... An indictment for embracery may be in this form : — said county of , knowing that a ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf, Simon Greenleaf Croswell (1892)
"The crime of embracery, which is an offence against public justice, ... 1 An indictment for embracery may be in this form : — said county of , knowing that ..."

6. Hand-book of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark (1894)
"embracery Is an attempt to influence a jury corruptly to one side by promises, persuasions, entreaties, money, entertainments, and the like.17 Any corrupt ..."

7. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
"It is a misdemeanor, known as "embracery, '' for any person to attempt, by any means whatever, except by the production of evidence and argument in open ..."

8. Modern American Law: A Systematic and Comprehensive Commentary on the by Eugene Allen Gilmore, William Charles Wermuth (1914)
"embracery is defined to be an attempt to influence a jury corruptly to one side by promises, ... embracery is a misdemeanor, and is punishable by ..."

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