Embracery is a noun that refers to an attempt to threaten or bribe a jury.
Coming from Middle English, our word of the day is commonly used in legal contexts. Here’s an example of embracery in use:
Having lunch with members of the jury is never a good idea from a trial attorney because it can create the impression of embacery. Even if your intentions are pure, it may seem is though you’re trying to influence them in an unethical way.