Definition of EMBRACERY


EMBRACERY

crim. law. An attempt to corrupt or influence a jury, or any
way incline them to be more favorable to the one side than to the other, by
money, promises, threats, or persuasions, whether the juror on whom such
attempt is made give any verdict or not, or whether the Verdict be true or
false. Hawk. 259, Bac. Ab. Juries, M 3, Co. Litt. 157, b, 369, a, Hob. 294,
Dy. 84, a, pl. 19, Noy, 102, 1 Str. 643, 11 Mod. 111, 118, Com. 601, 5
Cowen, 503.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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