noun per·ju·ry \ˈpər-jə-rē, ˈpərj-rē\

law : the crime of telling a lie in a court of law after promising to tell the truth

Full Definition of PERJURY

:  the voluntary violation of an oath or vow either by swearing to what is untrue or by omission to do what has been promised under oath :  false swearing

Examples of PERJURY

  1. He was found guilty of perjury.

First Known Use of PERJURY

14th century

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

Rhymes with PERJURY


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