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Suborn  v. t.  (past & past part. suborned; pres. part. suborning)  
(Law) To procure or cause to take a false oath amounting to perjury, such oath being actually taken.
To procure privately, or by collusion; to procure by indirect means; to incite secretly; to instigate. "Thou art suborned against his honor." "Those who by despair suborn their death."

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"Suborn" Quotes from Famous Books

... Septimus, with an infant's knowledge of the ways of young women, felt terribly distressed by the tragedy of her tears. Something must be done to stop them. He might start at once for Naples, and, by the help of strong gendarmes whom he might suborn, bring back Mordaunt Prince presently to London. Then he remembered his overdrawn banking account, and sighfully gave up the idea. If only he were not bound to secrecy and could confide in Zora. This a sensitive honor forbade. What could he do? As the ...
— Septimus • William J. Locke

... the quotation by artifices of an opposite tendency, to the confusion and ruin of private fortunes and of the public funds. Incarcerated at La Bourbe and the Madelonnettes, she never ceased in prison to conspire, to dabble in stocks and shares and to devote herself to attempts at corruption, to suborn judges ...
— The Gods are Athirst • Anatole France

... and my hopes. Wentworth might be married by that time, or indifferent, or dead; Ernie too old to make the matter of a year or two of consequence in the carrying out of the nefarious scheme to sustain which it would be so easy to summon and suborn witnesses. ...
— Sea and Shore - A Sequel to "Miriam's Memoirs" • Mrs. Catharine A. Warfield

Words linked to "Suborn" :   perjure, subvert, procure, misdirect, demoralise, profane, suborner, debauch, have, stimulate, subornation, secure, demoralize, pervert, make, induce, deprave

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