- suborn: see ornament
- suborn (v.)
- "to procure unlawfully, to bribe to accomplish a wicked purpose, especially to induce a witness to perjury, "to lure (someone) to commit a crime," 1530s, from Middle French suborner "seduce, instigate, bribe" (13c.) and directly from Latin subornare "employ as a secret agent, incite secretly," originally "equip, fit out, furnish," from sub "under, secretly" (see sub-) + ornare "equip," related to ordo "order" (see order (n.)). Related: Suborned; suborning.
- 1. to suborn a witness
- 2. He was charged with conspiracy to suborn witnesses.
- 3. The president tried to suborn false witnesses.
- 4. Drug traders may try to suborn departing persons.
- 5. The siloviki have shown they can squash opposition, suborn the courts and stay in charge.
- “西罗维基”集团表明了他们能够压制反对意见, 收买法庭和掌控一切.
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