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Word of the Day 06/17/18 Suborn

Suborn (verb)
suborn [suh-bawrn]


verb (used with object)
1. to bribe or induce (someone) unlawfully or secretly to perform some misdeed or to commit a crime.
2. Law.
a. to induce (a person, especially a witness) to give false testimony.
b. to obtain (false testimony) from a witness.

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Origin: 1525–35; < Latin subornāre to instigate secretly, orig., to supply, equivalent to sub- sub- + ornāre to equip; see adorn

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