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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“Crimen falsi.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/crimen%20falsi. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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