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Meaning of SUBORN

Pronunciation:  su'bowrn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  induce to commit perjury or give false testimony; "The President tried to suborn false witnesses"
  2. [v]  procure (false testimony or perjury)
  3. [v]  incite to commit a crime or an evil deed; "He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife"

SUBORN is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: cause, corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, get, have, induce, make, misdirect, perjure, pervert, procure, profane, secure, stimulate, subvert, vitiate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sub*orn"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suborned}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Suborning}.] [F. suborner, L. subornare; sub under,
secretly + ornare to furnish, provide, equip, adorn. See
1. (Law) To procure or cause to take a false oath amounting
   to perjury, such oath being actually taken. --Sir W. O.

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

         Thou art suborned against his honor.  --Shak.

         Those who by despair suborn their death. --Dryden.