noun (plural perjuries)Law
- The offense of willfully telling an untruth in a court after having taken an oath or affirmation.More example sentences
lying under oath, giving false evidence/testimony, making false statements, willful falsehood
- 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.
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- 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.
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French perjurie, from Latin perjurium 'false oath', from the verb perjurare (see perjure).