Sunday, 11 March 2012

Entry: suborned (adj.)


In context: "Hal, who personally thinks the term that'd apply here would be suborned, not entrapped - unless the caller were himself a police officer - keeps his own counsel on this point and basically goes along to get along."

Definition:   In senses of the verb suborn v.; obtained by corrupt means; †supposititious, counterfeit.


Other: A very pretty first usage:

1589    W. Warner Albions Eng. (new ed.) vi. xxx. 133   She bar'd so sweet a face, As from the sternest Godhood might extort subborned grace.


SNOOT score: 2

Page: 996
 
Source: Oxford English Dictionary


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