Topic: LAW

Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: suborner, from Latin subornare, from sub- 'secretly' + ornare 'to provide with things'


sub‧orn [transitive]
lawSCL to persuade someone to tell lies in a court of law or to do something else that is illegal, especially for money:
an attempt to suborn a witness
subornation noun [uncountable]

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