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Suborn   Listen
verb
Suborn  v. t.  (past & past part. suborned; pres. part. suborning)  
1.
(Law) To procure or cause to take a false oath amounting to perjury, such oath being actually taken.
2.
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



... who has gone from us endeavoured to envelop me. If they have made you believe that I have any wife but yourself they have made you believe a falsehood. You, and you only, have my hand. You, and you only, have my heart. I know well what attempts are being made to suborn false evidence in my old country, and how the follies of my youth are being pressed against me,—how anxious are proud Englishmen that the poor Bohemian should be robbed of the beauty and wit and wealth which he had won for himself. But the Lord fights on my ...
— Phineas Redux • Anthony Trollope

... 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. ...
— Miriam Monfort - A Novel • Catherine A. Warfield

... minster where Siegfried was buried. Gunther sent for the Nibelungen treasure for the purpose of propitiating her, but she distributed it so freely among Gunther's dependents that Hagen conceived the suspicion that her intention was to suborn them to her cause and foment rebellion within the Burgundian dominions; therefore he seized it and sank it in the Rhine, forcing Kriemhild's brethren never to divulge ...
— Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine • Lewis Spence

... suborn as they who give false testimony are to be severally fined in double the value of the suit:[159] a brahman, in such case, ...
— Hindu Law and Judicature - from the Dharma-Sastra of Yajnavalkya • Yajnavalkya

... bribe you with, but from yourselves? Do you think a man who will give a bribe won't take one? If you would be served faithfully, you must choose faithfully, and give your vote on no consideration but merit; for my part, I would as soon suborn an evidence at an assize as ...
— Miscellanies, Volume 2 (from Works, Volume 12) • Henry Fielding

... can go there. The owners being large wine merchants have some first-rate wine at prices averaging rather lower than the Englischer Garten. But there is a very extensive list and the quality is not altogether uniform, so if you can suborn a friendly waiter he could help you considerably. Excellent oysters and smoked salmon are to be had here, but the place is apt to be rather crowded and noisy. The appointments are of the simplest and most unpretentious kind. ...
— The Gourmet's Guide to Europe • Algernon Bastard

... nostrum in the public papers. I am neither a felonious drysalter returned from exile, an hospital stump-turner, a decayed staymaker, a bankrupt printer, or insolvent debtor, released by act of parliament. I do not pretend to administer medicines without the least tincture of letters, or suborn wretches to perjure themselves in false affidavits of cures that were never performed; nor employ a set of led captains to harangue in my praise at all public places. I was bred regularly to the profession ...
— The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves • Tobias Smollett



Words linked to "Suborn" :   demoralise, subvert, induce, debase, demoralize, debauch, suborner, stimulate, have, subornation, pervert, corrupt, procure, deprave, get, make



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