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Syllabification: per·ju·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈpərj(ə)rē

Definition of perjury in English:

noun (plural perjuries)

The offense of willfully telling an untruth in a court after having taken an oath or affirmation.
Example sentences
  • Another antique rule provided that a corporation could not be indicted for a felony like perjury.
  • Your Honour, the prosecution witnesses committed perjury throughout the whole trial.
  • That trial proceeded, I prosecuted, and the jury duly convicted him of perjury.
lying under oath, giving false evidence/testimony, making false statements, willful falsehood


late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French perjurie, from Latin perjurium 'false oath', from the verb perjurare (see perjure).



Pronunciation: /pərˈjo͝orēəs/
Example sentences
  • The credible testimony presented by defence witnesses establishes conclusively that prosecution witnesses lied, and that the prosecutor suborned the perjurious testimony.
  • That when push comes to shove, the bureau will take the perjurious word of her slimy psychotic husband.
  • It that it allows us to seek out and discredit false and perjurious statements.

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