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suborn vt

[Latin subornare, from sub- secretly + ornare to prepare, equip]
1 : to induce or procure to commit an unlawful act and esp. perjury [an attempt to a witness]
2 : to induce (perjury) or obtain (perjured testimony) from a witness [an attorney and his client were jointly charged with ing perjury and perjury, respectively "W. R. LaFave and J. H. Israel"]
sub·orn·er n

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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