false statement

noun

: a statement that is known or believed by its maker to be incorrect or untrue and is made especially with intent to deceive or mislead
submitted a false statement to obtain the loan
also : the federal crime of concealing a material fact, making a false statement, or using documents known to be falsified see also exculpatory no doctrine compare perjury

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“False statement.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/false%20statement. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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