Suborning
Suborn Sub*orn", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suborned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suborning}.] [F. suborner, L. subornare; sub under, secretly + ornare to furnish, provide, equip, adorn. See {Ornament}.] 1. (Law) To procure or cause to take a false oath amounting to perjury, such oath being actually taken. --Sir W. O. Russell. [1913 Webster]

2. To procure privately, or by collusion; to procure by indirect means; to incite secretly; to instigate. [1913 Webster]

Thou art suborned against his honor. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Those who by despair suborn their death. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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