suborn definition by Webster's New World
- to get or bring about through bribery or other illegal methods
- to induce or instigate (another) to do something illegal, esp. to commit perjury
Origin: Classical Latin subornare, to furnish or supply, instigate, incite secretly ; from sub-, under plush ornare, to furnish, adorn: see ornament
- suborner noun
suborn definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb sub·orned, sub·orn·ing, sub·orns
- To induce (a person) to commit an unlawful or evil act.
- Law a. To induce (a person) to commit perjury.b. To procure (perjured testimony).
Origin: Latin subōrnāre : sub-, secretly; see sub- + ōrnāre, to equip; see ar- in Indo-European roots.
- subˌor·naˈtion noun
- sub·ornˈer noun
suborn - Legal Definition