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perjury

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noun per·ju·ry \ˈpər-jə-rē, ˈpərj-rē\

Simple Definition of perjury

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

Full Definition of perjury

  1. :  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.



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14th century

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