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

    The offense of attempting to influence a court or jury by improper means. See 5 Cow. (N. Y.) 503.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In criminal law. This offense consists in the attempt to influence a jury corruptly to one side or the other, by promises, persuasions, entreaties, entertainments, douceurs, and the like. The person guilty of it is called an "embraeeor." Brown; Sinte v. Williams, 136 Mo. 293, 38 S. W. 75; Grannis v. Branden, 5 Day (Conn.) 274, 5 Am. Dee, 143; Sinte v. Brown. 95 N. C. 686; Brown v. Beauchamp, 5 T. B. Mon. (Ky.) 415, 17 Am. Dec. 81.