By rejecting this last attempt to suborn a dereliction of duty, Henry saved my reputation, my honor, my life, really.
This time, the heirs of the Confederacy have learned that is more effective to suborn the government than secede.
"to procure by bribery, to lure (someone) to commit a crime," 1520s (implied in subornation), from Middle French suborner (13c.), from Latin subornare "suborn," originally "equip," from sub "under, secretly" (see sub-) + ornare "equip," related to ordo "order" (see order). Related: Suborned; suborning.