Suborn : Definition

Suborn

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Definitions of Suborn

Pronunciation : Sub*orn"
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [F. suborner, L. subornare; sub under, secretly + ornare to furnish, provide, equip, adorn. See Ornament.]
Definition : 1. (Law)

Defn: To procure or cause to take a false oath amounting to perjury, such oath being actually taken. Sir W. O. Russell.

2. To procure privately, or by collusion; to procure by indirect means; to incite secretly; to instigate. Thou art suborned against his honor. Shak. Those who by despair suborn their death. Dryden.

t. [imp. & p. p. Suborned; p. pr. & vb. n. Suborning.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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