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perjured

Syllabification: per·jured
Pronunciation: /ˈpərjərd
 
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Definition of perjured in English:

adjective

Law
1(Of evidence) involving willfully told untruths.
Example sentences
  • They went on to give perjured evidence about this.
  • Prosecutors routinely relied on perjured police testimony to obtain convictions.
  • Even if the malpractice case was lost, the defense can claim that the perjured testimony was unimportant or was a result of honest confusion.
1.1(Of a person) guilty of perjury: a perjured witness

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