tampering with jury:
1. Contracting a member or members of a jury for the purpose of influencing their actions as jurors, sometimes including bribery or corruption. 39 Am J1st New Tr § 105. 
1. See tampering.
1. Altering; meddling; making uninvited changes. The word does not necessarily imply criminal conduct. However, tampering with evidence (altering evidence), tampering with a jury (attempting to influence jurors other than through evidence admitted in a court of law), tampering with a witness (attempting to influence a witness’s testimony), or tampering with consumer products (adulteration of food, medicine, etc.) are examples of criminal tampering. 
1. The act of altering a thing, especially the act of illegally altering a document or product, such as written evidence or a consumer good. See Model Penal Code §§ 224.4, 241.8; USCA § 1365.
2. The act or an instance of engaging in improper or underhanded dealings, especially in an attempt to influence. * Tampering with a witness or jury is a criminal offense. 
1. The crime of attempting to corrupt, influence, instruct, or induce a jury in any way, except by the evidence an the arguments of counsel in open court, to be more favorable to one side of a case than the other. 26 Am J2d Embr § 1. 
See obstructing justice. 
1. The attempt to corrupt or wrongfully influence a judge or juror, especially by threats or bribery. — also spelled imbracery. — aka jury-tampering; laboring a jury.
Excerpt from Rollin M. Perkins & Ronald N. Boyce’s Criminal Law (3d. ed. 1982):
“The word “embracery”… has tended to disappear. It is included in some fo the codes but the tendency has been to divide this common-law offense into two parts, placing that which is appropriate thereto in sections on bribery and the remainder in provisions dealing with obstruction of justice.“ 
2. The procuring for oneself or another a place on a jury, with the purpose of affecting the outcome. 
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: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949). Edited by William S. Anderson. © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY. Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931
: Rollin M. Perkins & Ronald N. Boyce, Criminal Law 552 (3d. ed. 1982)
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