verb (used with object)
- to induce (a person, especially a witness) to give false testimony.
- to obtain (false testimony) from a witness.
- subordinated debt,
- subordinating conjunction,
- subornation of perjury,
Origin of suborn
Examples from the Web for subornation
The Duke of Kent, the Queen's father, declared that he was no party to the subornation of witnesses against his own brother.The Impeachment of The House of Brunswick|Charles Bradlaugh
Subornation of perjury is procuring another to swear falsely; punishable as perjury.The Government Class Book|Andrew W. Young
This devil of subornation, that talks of his lieutenancy, what could he ever have done without me?The Visions of Dom Francisco de Quevedo Villegas|Dom Francisco de Quevedo
That no person convicted of perjury, or subornation of perjury, shall be capable of voting in any election.Commentaries on the Laws of England|William Blackstone
He should be careful lest he incur the moral guilt of subornation of perjury, if not the legal offence.An Essay on Professional Ethics|George Sharswood
Word Origin for suborn
"to procure by bribery, to lure (someone) to commit a crime," 1520s (implied in subornation), from Middle French suborner (13c.), from Latin subornare "suborn," originally "equip," from sub "under, secretly" (see sub-) + ornare "equip," related to ordo "order" (see order). Related: Suborned; suborning.