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Meaning of PERJURY

Pronunciation:  'purjuree

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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

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
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