Examples of perjury in a Sentence
He was found guilty of perjury.
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But the Senate declined to convict, splitting 50-50 on the obstruction charge and voting 45-55 on the perjury charge.
Dance, who pleaded guilty last month to four counts of perjury for not reporting nearly $147,000 in income from consulting work, was the superintendent from 2012 to 2017.
Additionally, because depositions are sworn testimony, the perils of perjury lurk behind every answer to every question.
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The apparent discrepancy prompted calls for an investigation into whether the attorney general had committed perjury.
Earlier this month, Real Madrid star Luka Modric was charged with perjury over his own monetary arrangements made with Mamic.
Henderson was convicted of first-degree perjury in October.
Samsung Group's de facto leader and vice chairman, Lee Jae-yong (aka, Jay Y. Lee), was sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty of bribery, embezzlement, capital flight, and perjury charges.
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The prefix per- in Latin often meant "harmfully". So witnesses who perjure themselves do harm to the truth by knowingly telling a lie. Not all lying is perjury, only lying under oath; so perjury generally takes place either in court or before a legislative body such as Congress. To avoid committing perjury, a witness or defendant may "take the Fifth": that is, refuse to answer a question because the answer might be an admission of guilt, and the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution forbids forcing a citizen to admit to being guilty of a crime.
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Definition of perjury for English Language Learners
law : the crime of telling a lie in a court of law after promising to tell the truth
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