verb (used with object)
- to induce (a person, especially a witness) to give false testimony.
- to obtain (false testimony) from a witness.
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Origin of suborn
OTHER WORDS FROM subornsub·or·na·tion [suhb-awr-ney-shuhn], /ˌsʌb ɔrˈneɪ ʃən/, nounsub·or·na·tive [suh-bawr-nuh-tiv], /səˈbɔr nə tɪv/, adjectivesub·orn·er, nounun·sub·orned, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for suborn
This subornation of falsehood appears also to have been known to Mr. Hastings.
I had long cherished a reverence for him, which not even animosity and subornation on his part could utterly destroy.Caleb Williams|William Godwin
The testimony of their own witnesses convicted them of subornation of perjury to destroy Smith.
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
Extradition Act 1873:- Kidnapping and false imprisonment; Perjury and subornation of perjury.