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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tam·per v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tampered p. pr. & vb. n. Tampering.]
 1. To meddle; to be busy; to try little experiments; as, to tamper with a disease.
    'T is dangerous tampering with a muse.   --Roscommon.
 2. To meddle so as to alter, injure, or vitiate a thing.
 3. To deal unfairly; to practice secretly; to use bribery.
 Others tampered
 For Fleetwood, Desborough, and Lambert.   --Hudibras.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of altering something secretly or improperly [syn: meddling]