"Subornation of perjury" means:
- The swearing of a false oath to tell the truth in a legal proceeding, be it spoken or written.
- The term subornation of perjury further describes the circumstance wherein an attorney at law causes a client to lie under oath, or allows another party to lie under oath.
It exsists in American law and in Scots law the subornation of perjury is the crime of persuading a person to commit perjury.
- In American federal law, Title 18 U.S.C. § 1622 provides that:
- "Whoever procures another to commit any perjury is guilty of subornation of perjury, and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both."
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