per·​ju·​ri·​ous | \ (ˌ)pər-ˈju̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce perjurious (audio) \

Definition of perjurious

: marked by perjury perjurious testimony

Other Words from perjurious

perjuriously adverb

Examples of perjurious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Maldonado ruled last month that a special prosecutor should investigate whether any prosecutors, past or present, engaged in criminal conduct — not just the allegedly perjurious former assistant state’s attorney, Nick Trutenko. Megan Crepeau,, 28 July 2021 The most recent involves a cop killing, a wrongful conviction and an allegedly perjurious prosecutor. Megan Crepeau,, 11 June 2021 The state’s attorney claimed that it had been concocted by the Skakel family and founded on the perjurious testimony of the petitioner’s alibi witnesses. Edmund H. Mahony,, 4 May 2018 The prosecutor can cross-examine the perjurious defendant or present evidence to the contrary. Richard A. Posner, Slate Magazine, 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of perjurious

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Perjurious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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per·​ju·​ri·​ous | \ pər-ˈju̇r-ē-əs, -ˈjər- How to pronounce perjurious (audio) \

Legal Definition of perjurious

: perjured perjurious statements a perjurious witness

Other Words from perjurious

perjuriously adverb

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