perjurer

noun

per·​jur·​er ˈpər-jər-ər How to pronounce perjurer (audio)
: a person guilty of perjury

Examples of perjurer in a Sentence

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, 24 Jan. 2020 He’s been denounced as a perjurer by some pundits and mocked by late-night talk show hosts. oregonlive, 8 Nov. 2019 Kasowitz and, more importantly, Trump himself are calling Comey a perjurer. Mark Joseph Stern, Slate Magazine, 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, 13 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of perjurer was in the 15th century

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“Perjurer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perjurer. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Legal Definition

perjurer

noun
per·​jur·​er ˈpər-jər-ər How to pronounce perjurer (audio)
: a person guilty of perjury

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