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tr.v. sub·orned, sub·orn·ing, sub·orns
1. To induce (a person) to commit an unlawful or evil act.
2. Law
a. To procure (perjured testimony): suborn perjury.
b. To induce (a person) to commit perjury.

[Latin subōrnāre : sub-, secretly; see sub- + ōrnāre, to equip; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

sub′or·na′tion (sŭb′ôr-nā′shən) n.
sub·orn′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subornation - underhandedly or improperly inducing someone to do something improper or unlawful
incitement, provocation - needed encouragement; "the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation"
subornation of perjury - (law) inducing someone to make a false oath as part of a judicial proceeding; "to prove subordination of perjury you must prove the perjury and also prove that the perjured statement was procured by the accused suborner who knew that it would be false"
2.subornation - perjured testimony that someone was persuaded to give
testimony - a solemn statement made under oath
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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References in classic literature ?
Barsad," he went on, in the tone of one who really was looking over a hand at cards: "Sheep of the prisons, emissary of Republican committees, now turnkey, now prisoner, always spy and secret informer, so much the more valuable here for being English that an Englishman is less open to suspicion of subornation in those characters than a Frenchman, represents himself to his employers under a false name.
Oh, you Englishmen, I ask you how does this subornation show in one of yourselves, who is thus consenting to his own undoing and to yours, and to your children's and your children's children's?'
Perjury, oppression, subornation, fraud, pandarism, and the like infirmities, were among the most excusable arts they had to mention; and for these I gave, as it was reasonable, great allowance.
He said, he found you was very desirous of having the villain brought to justice, though it was not proper you should appear in it." "He did so?" says Allworthy.--"Yes, sir," cries Dowling; "I should not, I am sure, have proceeded such lengths for the sake of any other person living but your worship."--"What lengths, sir?" said Allworthy.--"Nay, sir," cries Dowling, "I would not have your worship think I would, on any account, be guilty of subornation of perjury; but there are two ways of delivering evidence.
The bill also mandates that a person giving false testimony against the defendant in a criminal case shall suffer the same penalty meted out to the defendant and increases the penalty for subornation of perjury.
The court went on to state "Perjury is a crime committed, when a lawful oath is ministred by any that hath authority, to any person, in any judicial proceeding, who sweareth absolutely, and falsly in a matter material to the issue, or cause in question, by their own act, or by the subornation of others." Id.
Earlier, detained Senator Leila de Lima likewise filed Senate Bill 1359 proposing to raise the penalty for subornation or perjury to 12 years.
"These allegations may prove unfounded, but, if true, they would constitute both the subornation of perjury as well as obstruction of justice," said a statement from Representative Adam B.
Directing or encouraging someone to lie under oath is a crime known as subornation of perjury.
It also proposed to penalize a person who induces another to commit perjury (subornation of perjury) in the same manner as a perjurer, something which is absent in current laws.