Suborn

(redirected from subornation)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

Suborn

To encourage perjury through bribery, coercion, or any other means. Like perjury itself, subornation is illegal in practically every jurisdiction.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved
References in periodicals archive ?
(1) If the offense involved perjury, subornation of perjury, or witness bribery in respect to a criminal offense, apply [section] 2X3.1 (Accessory After the Fact) in respect to that criminal offense, if the resulting offense level is greater than that determined above.
(161) The second category of consciousness of guilt evidence involves various acts of evidence manipulation by the defendant that are closely analogous to actions that would constitute Brady misconduct, including the subornation of perjury, bribery or attempted bribery of witnesses, (162) or the destruction or concealment of incriminating evidence.
Meanwhile the Prohibition force revels in blackmail, subornation, venal immunities, treachery, fraud and crime promotion, revolting practices inseparable from the spy system.
(25) Tidd Pratt's irritation at what he deemed 'the utter disregard of truth, the falsehood and subornation of perjury' displayed by the Kerry claimants was understandable.
In this we see the pyramidal structure where FIFA is given competence through a subornation system creating a chain of contracts from players to clubs, clubs to regional federations, regional federations to national federations and finally from national federations to FIFA.
(92) A federal Board of Land commissioners created in 1812 found "incredible forgeries, fraud, subornation and perjuries" in Illinois.
Any conservative who wonders why blacks' perceived self-interest veers so often in the direction of power rather than law has only to consult the many ways in which, for a century after the Civil War, the "rule of law" was used as an excuse for the routine subornation of natural rights and civil justice.
1622 that condemns subornation, that is, inducing another to commit perjury.
Although the IHT initially considered providing such access to the private defense bar, the conduct of the privately retained defense attorneys during the course of the Ad-Dujayl trial, which included allegations of witness intimidation, the subornation of perjury, and releasing the names of individuals associated with the IHT on an insurgent website, www.albasrah.net, caused the IHT to reconsider this idea and to limit itself to the conduct of queries and release of documents from the IHT document management system through the IHT Defense Office.
In the weeks, months, and years that followed, they would have to deal with official misconduct at the highest levels of the federal government, including destruction of evidence, altering of evidence, "loss" of evidence, obstruction of justice, lying, perjury, subornation of perjury, and threats and intimidation directed at them and their witnesses.
An evil deed, done by authority, Is sin and subornation; deck an ape In tissue, and the beauty of the robe Adds but the greater scorn unto the beast.