per·​ju·​ri·​ous (ˌ)pər-ˈju̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce perjurious (audio)
: marked by perjury
perjurious testimony
perjuriously adverb

Examples of perjurious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web None of the justices’ remarks during those hearings actually appear to be perjurious. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 28 June 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Perjurious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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per·​ju·​ri·​ous pər-ˈju̇r-ē-əs, -ˈjər- How to pronounce perjurious (audio)
: perjured
perjurious statements
a perjurious witness
perjuriously adverb

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