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tamper

Legal Definition of tamper

Verb

  1. To interfere improperly or in violation of the law such as to tamper with a document. The term "jury tampering" means to illegally disrupt the independence of a jury member with a view to influencing that juror otherwise than by the production of evidence in open court.

Definition of tamper

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈtæm.pə(ɹ)/, SAMPA: /"t{m.p@(r\)/

Etymology

    From Middle French temprer (“to temper, mix, meddle”)

Verb

tamper (third-person singular simple present tampers, present participle tampering, simple past and past participle tampered)

  1. (intransitive) To alter by making unauthorized changes; to meddle.

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