em·​bra·​ceor im-ˈbrā-sər How to pronounce embraceor (audio)
: one guilty of embracery

Word History


Anglo-French embraseour, from embraser to set on fire, from en- + brase, brese live coals, from Old French breze — more at braise

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of embraceor was in the 15th century

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“Embraceor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embraceor. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition


em·​brace·​or im-ˈbrā-sər How to pronounce embraceor (audio)
: a person who has committed embracery

Anglo-French, from Old French embraserre one who inflames, from embraser to set on fire, from en-, causative prefix + brase, brese live coals

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