per·​jur·​er | \ ˈpər-jər-ər How to pronounce perjurer (audio) \

Definition of perjurer

: a person guilty of perjury

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Recent Examples on the Web Banks’s pathos matches that shown to Kennisha — a remarkable feat of storytelling that Just Mercy never achieves with its pathetic hillbilly perjurer (Tim Blake Nelson). Armond White, National Review, "Just Mercy Proves Art Is Not Activism," 24 Jan. 2020 He’s been denounced as a perjurer by some pundits and mocked by late-night talk show hosts. oregonlive, "Embattled Ambassador Gordon Sondland vows he’s not quitting and will soon return to Brussels," 8 Nov. 2019 Kasowitz and, more importantly, Trump himself are calling Comey a perjurer. Mark Joseph Stern, Slate Magazine, "Trump Hands Comey a New Weapon," 9 June 2017 Trump’s personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, has characterized Comey as a leaker, a liar, and a perjurer—explosive allegations that were subsequently echoed by the president of the United States. Tina Nguyen, The Hive, "Will Jeff Sessions Roll on Trump?," 13 June 2017

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First Known Use of perjurer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Perjurer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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Legal Definition of perjurer

: a person guilty of perjury

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