Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary

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.