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perjure

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verb per·jure \ˈpər-jər\

Definition of perjure

per·juredper·jur·ing play \ˈpər-jə-riŋ, ˈpərj-riŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a perjurer of (oneself)

  3. 2 obsolete :  to cause to commit perjury



Origin of perjure

Anglo-French parjurer, perjurer, from Latin perjurare, from per- detrimentally, for the worse + jurare to swear — more at per-, jury


First Known Use: 1535

Rhymes with perjure



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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "perjure"


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