Definition of suborn in English:

suborn

Line breaks: sub¦orn
Pronunciation: /səˈbɔːn
 
/

verb

[with object]
Bribe or otherwise induce (someone) to commit an unlawful act such as perjury: he was accused of conspiring to suborn witnesses
More example sentences
  • Could evidence have been led of what the prosecution alleged was an attempt to suborn the witness?
  • The potential perjury obstruction of justice and suborning a witness is a sideshow?
  • Responsibility entailed either committing the perjury himself; or suborning the perjury; or permitting the court to act on evidence that he knew to have been perjured even though he had not suborned it.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin subornare 'incite secretly', from sub- 'secretly' + ornare 'equip'.

Derivatives

subornation

noun
More example sentences
  • It was about obstruction of justice, subornation of perjury, witness tampering.
  • Every person who, by willful perjury or subornation of perjury procures the conviction and execution of any innocent person, is punishable by death or life imprisonment without possibility of parole.
  • OK, so then where's the subornation of perjury if somebody handed you an affidavit and said if it's not true, make changes or deletions?

suborner

noun
More example sentences
  • He symbolizes the new political aristocracy that includes corporate suborners and media patronizers.
  • We can live with a perjurer in the White House, and a suborner of perjury, and an obstructor of justice.
  • Blackmailing the suborners gets Harris the money, independence and power he craves.

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