crimen falsi

noun
cri·men fal·si | \ ˈkrī-mən-ˈfȯl-ˌsī, ˈkrē-men-ˈfäl-sē \

Legal Definition of crimen falsi 

: a crime (as perjury or fraud) involving deceit or falsification

History and Etymology for crimen falsi

Latin, literally, crime of falsehood

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