bearing false witness


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Noun1.bearing false witness - criminal offense of making false statements under oath
infraction, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, violation, infringement - a crime less serious than a felony
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If, when I come back, I fail to prove to you that Miss Bygrave is the woman who wore that disguise, and used those threatening words, in Vauxhall Wall, I will engage to leave your service at a day's notice; and I will atone for the sin of bearing false witness against my neighbor by resigning every claim I have to your grateful remembrance, on your father's account as well as on your own.
When compared to killing and stealing, bearing false witness against one's neighbor does not appear to be in an approximate category.
Next time you plan on bearing false witness against a pro-Christian magazine published by a pro-Catholic Jew, you might want to pick up the phone to check your facts.
Officially, the three personalities were arrested for preventing the course of justice and bearing false witness.
AND LO IT CAME TO PASS THAT THE SCRIBES WERE SCEPTICAL AND FEARED MARTIN BE SMOTE DOWN FOR BEARING FALSE WITNESS .
I guess Arkes's conception of natural law does not include any prohibition against leveling baseless accusations or bearing false witness.
Of the many humiliations endured by the "ex-gay" movement, a few of which have been noted here--sightings of prominent "ex-gay" leaders at gay bars or renting porn--outright criminality had not been too prevalent; but allegations of kidnapping and bearing false witness have surfaced:
When it was pointed out to him that what he said about what he said was bearing false witness and against the Ten Commandments, he apologized for saying he hadn't said what he had said and what he meant to say was that he believed that Chavez was an ``ass-in-his-nation.
Debauchees, adulterers, and gamblers, who had squandered their inheritances in gaming-dens, pot-houses, and brothels; anyone who had bankrupted himself to buy impunity for his infamous or criminal acts; men convicted anywhere of murder or sacrilege, or living in fear of conviction; cut-throats and perjurers, too, who made a trade of bearing false witness or shedding the blood of fellow citizens; in short, all who were in disgrace or afflicted by poverty or consciousness of guilt, were Catiline's intimate associates.
Another Biblical phrase I'm rather fond of is ``judge not,lest ye be judged'',or Matthew 7:1 for those who want to look it up and check I'm not bearing false witness (another Biblical no-no).