subornation of perjury
The crime of encouraging, inducing, or assisting another in the commission of perjury, which is knowingly telling an untruth under oath. Example: Lawyer Frank is interviewing a witness in an accident case who says that Frank's client was jaywalking outside the crosswalk when struck by the defendant's car. Frank tells the witness to help his client by saying the accident occurred in the crosswalk and the witness so testifies in court. Frank is guilty of subornation of the witness's perjury.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


subornation of perjury
n. The crime of inducing or persuading a person to commit perjury; sometimes shortened to simply the first word of the phrase.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


subornation of perjury
The criminal offense of procuring another to commit perjury, which is the crime of lying, in a material matter, while under oath.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


subornation of perjury
The criminal offense of procuring another to commit perjury, which is the crime of lying, in a material matter, while under oath.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

subornation of perjury
n.
   the crime of encouraging, inducing or assisting another in the commission of perjury, which is knowingly telling an untruth under oath. Example: lawyer Frank Foghorn is interviewing a witness in an accident case who tells Foghorn that Foghorn's client was jaywalking outside the crosswalk when struck by the defendant's car. Foghorn tells the witness to help his client by saying the accident occurred in the crosswalk and the witness so testifies in court. Foghorn is guilty of subornation of the witness's perjury.
   See also: perjury

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Subornation of perjury — is a legal term describing the crime of persuading another to commit perjury. [ Garner, Bryan A., Ed., Black s Law Dictionary (7th Ed) (West Group, St. Paul Minnesota, 1999), p. 1440.] It may be applied to an attorney who presents testimony (or… …   Wikipedia

  • subornation of perjury — noun (law) inducing someone to make a false oath as part of a judicial proceeding to prove subordination of perjury you must prove the perjury and also prove that the perjured statement was procured by the accused suborner who knew that it would… …   Useful english dictionary

  • subornation of perjury — The crime of procuring another to commit perjury by inciting, instigating, or persuading. 41 Am J1st Perj § 74. In a proper sense, the equivalent of perjury itself. United States v Silverman (CA3 Pa) 106 F2d 750 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • subornation of perjury — The offense of procuring another to take such a false oath as would constitute perjury in the principal. Jenkins v. U.S., 500 A.2d 1019, 1021. 18 U.S.C.A. No. 1622. See also perjury …   Black's law dictionary

  • subornation of perjury — Crim. Law. the offense of bribing or otherwise persuading another to commit perjury. [1580 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • subornation — sub·or·na·tion /ˌsə ˌbȯr nā shən/ n: an act or instance of suborning subornation of perjured statements to protect witnesses from intimidation and subornation WBZ TV4 v. DA for the Suffolk Dist., 562 N.E.2d 817 (1990) ◇ Subornation of perjury is …   Law dictionary

  • perjury — per·ju·ry / pər jə rē/ n pl ries [Anglo French perjurie parjurie, from Latin perjurium, from perjurus deliberately giving false testimony, from per detrimental to + jur jus law]: the act or crime of knowingly making a false statement (as about a… …   Law dictionary

  • Perjury — Perjury, also known as forswearing, is the act of lying or making verifiably false statements on a material matter under oath or affirmation in a court of law or in any of various sworn statements in writing. It is important that the false… …   Wikipedia

  • subornation — [sub΄ôr nā′shən] n. 〚ML subornatio〛 a suborning or being suborned; esp., the crime of inducing another to commit perjury (subornation of perjury) * * * See suborn. * * * …   Universalium

  • subornation — [sub΄ôr nā′shən] n. [ML subornatio] a suborning or being suborned; esp., the crime of inducing another to commit perjury (subornation of perjury) …   English World dictionary

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