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Definitions for suborn
səˈbɔrnsub·orn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subornverb

    incite to commit a crime or an evil deed

    "He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife"

  2. subornverb

    procure (false testimony or perjury)

  3. subornverb

    induce to commit perjury or give false testimony

    "The President tried to suborn false witnesses"

Wiktionary

  1. subornverb

    To induce someone to commit an unlawful or malicious act, or to commit perjury

    Etymology: Borrowed from subornare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subornverb

    to procure or cause to take a false oath amounting to perjury, such oath being actually taken

    Etymology: [F. suborner, L. subornare; sub under, secretly + ornare to furnish, provide, equip, adorn. See Ornament.]

  2. Subornverb

    to procure privately, or by collusion; to procure by indirect means; to incite secretly; to instigate

    Etymology: [F. suborner, L. subornare; sub under, secretly + ornare to furnish, provide, equip, adorn. See Ornament.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Suborn

    sub-orn′, v.t. to cause to commit a perjury: to procure indirectly.—ns. Subornā′tion, act of causing a person to take a false oath: crime of procuring any one to do a bad action; Suborn′er. [L. subornāresub, under, ornāre, to adorn.]

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  1. burons

  2. bourns

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suborn in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suborn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of suborn in a Sentence

  1. Ken Cuccinelli:

    We would expect the most likely types of problems to be ones of disinformation and trying to suborn confidence in the election.

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