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tr.v. sub·orned, sub·orn·ing, sub·orns
1. To induce (a person) to commit an unlawful or evil act.
2. Law
a. To procure (perjured testimony): suborn perjury.
b. To induce (a person) to commit perjury.

[Latin subōrnāre : sub-, secretly; see sub- + ōrnāre, to equip; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

sub′or·na′tion (sŭb′ôr-nā′shən) n.
sub·orn′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subornation - underhandedly or improperly inducing someone to do something improper or unlawful
incitement, provocation - needed encouragement; "the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation"
subornation of perjury - (law) inducing someone to make a false oath as part of a judicial proceeding; "to prove subordination of perjury you must prove the perjury and also prove that the perjured statement was procured by the accused suborner who knew that it would be false"
2.subornation - perjured testimony that someone was persuaded to give
testimony - a solemn statement made under oath
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
References in classic literature ?
Perjury, oppression, subornation, fraud, pandarism, and the like infirmities, were among the most excusable arts they had to mention; and for these I gave, as it was reasonable, great allowance.
Nay, sir," cries Dowling, "I would not have your worship think I would, on any account, be guilty of subornation of perjury; but there are two ways of delivering evidence.
Oh, you Englishmen, I ask you how does this subornation show in one of yourselves, who is thus consenting to his own undoing and to yours, and to your children's and your children's children's?
Barsad," he went on, in the tone of one who really was looking over a hand at cards: "Sheep of the prisons, emissary of Republican committees, now turnkey, now prisoner, always spy and secret informer, so much the more valuable here for being English that an Englishman is less open to suspicion of subornation in those characters than a Frenchman, represents himself to his employers under a false name.
He says the judges engaged in acts of in subornation to the CJ on his directive of the sittings of the court during the public holiday.
Quiconque delaisse l'Afrique ou la sous-estime par un desinteret manifeste pour ses Causes, ou encore mene une politique de subornation pour s'assurer des positions favorables, ne doit en vouloir a personne d'autre qu'a lui-meme.
Ferdinand) Topacio, to undertake a massive evidence fabrication including subornation of perjury against me, in order to actualize Duterte's obsessive and vindictive agenda to lock me up in jail,' she said.
This proliferation of "Perjury, oppression, subornation, fraud, panderism", in addition to sodomy and incest, is initially said to exclude the English, as Gulliver (possibly afraid to see the truth of the modern state of affairs in his homeland) adds quickly that, in regard to the above vices, he hopes "the reader need not be told that [he does] not in the least intend [his] own country in what [he says]" (440).
Santa Maria, 72, of 25 Blue Bell Road, was placed on probation last month after admitting to sufficient facts for guilty findings on related charges of witness intimidation, attempted subornation of perjury and conspiracy.
And anytime they want to accuse woman to corruption and subornation, they say: "From the time that man ate the forbidden apple was entitled to curse; because he did not listen to creator's talk about not eating apples and he was deceived by serpentthen hedidn't follow Lord's order; the serpent is the same Eve"[18].
United States rather than in the more limited negative prohibition on prosecutorial subornation of perjury.
S) an offense relating to obstruction of justice, perjury or subornation of perjury, or bribery of a witness, for which the term of imprisonment is at least one year;