Definition of perjury in English:

perjury

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

noun (plural perjuries)

Law
The offense of willfully telling an untruth in a court after having taken an oath or affirmation.
More 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.
Synonyms
lying under oath, giving false evidence/testimony, making false statements, willful falsehood

Origin

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

Derivatives

perjurious

Pronunciation: /pərˈjo͝orēəs/
adjective
More 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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