Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To persuade one not to perform a positive legal duty.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In criminal law. To advise and prochre a person not to do an act. To dissuade a witness from giving evidence against a person indicted is an Indictable offense at common law. Hawk. P. C. b. 1, c. 21, ยง 15.