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Meaning of PERJURY

Pronunciation:  'purjuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  criminal offense of making false statements under oath
 

PERJURY is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: bearing false witness, lying under oath
 
 See Also: infraction, infringement, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, offence, offense, violation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per"ju*ry\, n.; pl. {Perjuries}. [L. perjurium. See
{Perjure}, v.]
1. False swearing.

2. (Law) At common law, a willfully false statement in a fact
   material to the issue, made by a witness under oath in a
   competent judicial proceeding. By statute the penalties of
   perjury are imposed on the making of willfully false
   affirmations.

Note: If a man swear falsely in nonjudicial affidavits, it is
      made perjury by statute in some jurisdictions in the
      United States.

 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: The criminal offense of making a false statement under oath.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: artfulness, coloring, confabulation, craftiness, credibility gap, deceitfulness, disingenuousness, distortion, equivocation, exaggeration, false coloring, false swearing, falseheartedness, falsification, falsifying, forswearing, fraud, insincerity, intrigue, lying, mendaciousness, mendacity, miscoloring, misconstruction, misrepresentation, misstatement, perversion, prevarication, sharp practice, straining, uncandidness, uncandor, unfrankness, unsincereness, untruthfulness
 

 

 

 

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