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suborn - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'suborn' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Suborn [ v. t.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'suborn' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . suborn [ v]
Meaning (1):
- incite to commit a crime or an evil deed
Example in sentence:
  • He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife
Meaning (2):
- induce to commit perjury or give false testimony
Example in sentence:
  • The President tried to suborn false witnesses