Suborn

  • 1 suborn — sub·orn /sə bȯrn/ vt [Latin subornare, from sub secretly + ornare to prepare, equip] 1: to induce or procure to commit an unlawful act and esp. perjury an attempt to suborn a witness 2: to induce (perjury) or obtain (perjured testimony) from a… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 suborn — (v.) to procure by bribery, to lure (someone) to commit a crime, 1520s (implied in subornation), from M.Fr. suborner (13c.), from L. subornare suborn, originally equip, from sub under, secretly (see SUB (Cf. sub )) + ornare equip, related to ordo …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 suborn — [sə bôrn′] vt. [L subornare, to furnish or supply, instigate, incite secretly < sub , under + ornare, to furnish, adorn: see ORNAMENT] 1. to get or bring about through bribery or other illegal methods 2. to induce or instigate (another) to do… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 suborn — UK [səˈbɔː(r)n] / US [səˈbɔrn] verb [transitive] Word forms suborn : present tense I/you/we/they suborn he/she/it suborns present participle suborning past tense suborned past participle suborned legal to persuade someone to do something illegal …

    English dictionary

  • 6 suborn — sub|orn [səˈbo:n US ˈbo:rn] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: suborner, from Latin subornare, from sub secretly + ornare to provide with things ] law to persuade someone to tell lies in a court of law or to do something else that is… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 suborn — /səˈbɔn / (say suh bawn) verb (t) to bribe or procure (a person) to commit some unlawful or wrongful act, usually perjury: *if he persisted, he would be charged with attempting to suborn a police officer from the path of duty. –frank hardy, 1963 …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 8 suborn — transitive verb Etymology: Middle French suborner, from Latin subornare, from sub secretly + ornare to furnish, equip more at ornate Date: 1534 1. to induce secretly to do an unlawful thing 2. to induce to commit perjury; also to obtain (perjured …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 suborn — subornation /sub awr nay sheuhn/, n. subornative /seuh bawr neuh tiv/, adj. suborner, n. /seuh bawrn /, v.t. 1. to bribe or induce (someone) unlawfully or secretly to perform some misdeed or to commit a crime. 2. Law. a. to induce (a person …

    Universalium

  • 10 suborn — verb To induce someone to commit an unlawful or malicious act, or to commit perjury …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 suborn — su|born Mot Agut Nom masculí …

    Diccionari Català-Català

  • 12 suborn — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. bribe, induce (see cause, payment). II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. see bribe …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 suborn — sub|orn [ sə bɔrn ] verb transitive LEGAL to persuade someone to lie in a court of law, or to do something else that is illegal …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 suborn — see ORNAMENT …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 15 suborn —  does not mean undermine, as is sometimes thought; it is to induce someone into committing a wrongful act …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 16 suborn — sub·orn || sÉ™ bÉ”rn /sÊŒ bɔːn v. bribe someone to commit a crime; induce someone to commit perjury (Law) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 suborn — [sə bɔ:n] verb bribe or otherwise induce (someone) to commit an unlawful act such as perjury. Derivatives subornation noun suborner noun Origin C16: from L. subornare incite secretly , from sub secretly + ornare equip …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 suborn — v. a. 1. Procure indirectly. 2. (Law.) Bribe (to commit perjury), bribe to take a false oath …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 suborn — verb (T) law to persuade someone to tell lies in a court of law or to do something else that is illegal, especially for money subornation /s bO: neISn/ noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 suborn — sub·orn …

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