Embracery

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Embracery (Law) An attempt to influence a court, jury, etc., corruptly, by promises, entreaties, money, entertainments, threats, or other improper inducements.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n embracery In law, the offense of attempting to influence a jury or court by any means besides evidence or argument in open court, such as bribes, promises, threats, persuasions, entertainments, or the like. It involves the idea of corruption attempted, whether a verdict is given or not, or whether the verdict is true or false.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Embracery the offence of an embracer
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. embraceor, from embraser, to set on fire.

Usage

In literature:

Bianca Maria had all her secrets with all her love in the first hour of their embracery.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
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