What does obstruction of justice mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obstruction of justice(noun)

    impeding those who seek justice in a court (as by trying to influence or intimidate any juror or witness or officer of the court); can result in a finding of contempt of court


  1. obstruction of justice(Noun)

    Intimidating or tampering with a witness or juror to influence their actions.


  1. Obstruction of justice

    The crime of obstruction of justice, in United States jurisdictions, refers to the crime of interfering with the work of police, investigators, regulatory agencies, prosecutors, or other officials. Common law jurisdictions other than the United States tend to use the wider offense of perverting the course of justice. Generally, obstruction charges are laid when it is discovered that a person questioned in an investigation, other than a suspect, has lied to the investigating officers. However, in most common law jurisdictions, the right to remain silent allows any person questioned by police merely to refuse to answer questions posed by an investigator without giving any reason for doing so.. If the person tried to protect a suspect or to hide from investigation their own activities, this may leave them liable to prosecution. Obstruction charges can also be laid if a person alters or destroys physical evidence, even if he was under no compulsion at any time to produce such evidence. Often, no actual investigation or substantiated suspicion of a specific incident need exist to support a charge of obstruction of justice.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obstruction of justice in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obstruction of justice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tom McCluskie:

    That is a criminal obstruction of justice.

  2. Jackie Speier:

    This was all a smokescreen to cancel a public hearing, as far as I'm concerned, that's obstruction of justice.

  3. Claude Arnold:

    When agents show up to CIS for a criminal investigation, they should never be impeded. That is obstruction of justice.

  4. New York:

    I believe we should look into obstruction of justice, i think this is a serious concern to be firing a FBI director in the middle of an investigation that relates to you and your administration.

  5. John J. Sirica:

    An attempt is already underway to revise history-to leave the impression that the former president had nothing to do with Watergate. But there is no doubt about his obstruction of justice after the Watergate break-in.

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