obstruction of justice
ob·struc·tion of justice /əb-'strək-shən-/: the crime or act of willfully interfering with the process of justice and law esp. by influencing, threatening, harming, or impeding a witness, potential witness, juror, or judicial or legal officer or by furnishing false information in or otherwise impeding an investigation or legal process
the defendant's obstruction of justice led to a more severe sentence

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

obstruction of justice
index misprision

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


obstruction of justice
n.
Hindering the process of justice in court or of judicial acts, such as by influencing jurors or preventing an officer of the court from performing his or her duty.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


obstruction of justice
An attempt to interfere with the administration of the courts, the judicial system, or law enforcement officers, including threatening witnesses, improper conversations with jurors, hiding evidence, or interfering with an arrest. Such activity is a crime.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


obstruction of justice
n. Delaying or impeding the timely and orderly administration of the legal system in some way, such as by giving false or misleading information, withholding information from legal authorities, or attempting to influence a witness or a juror. A criminal act in most jurisdictions.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


obstruction of justice
A criminal offense that involves interference, through words or actions, with the proper operations of a court or officers of the court.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


obstruction of justice
A criminal offense that involves interference, through words or actions, with the proper operations of a court or officers of the court.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

obstruction of justice
n.
   an attempt to interfere with the administration of the courts, the judicial system or law enforcement officers, including threatening witnesses, improper conversations with jurors, hiding evidence or interfering with an arrest. Such activity is a crime.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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