false witness


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Noun1.false witness - a person who deliberately gives false testimony
liar, prevaricator - a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly
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Shall I bear false witness? Shall I commit adultery?
For example, they are the thieves, burglars, cutpurses, footpads, robbers of temples, man-stealers of the community; or if they are able to speak they turn informers, and bear false witness, and take bribes.
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.
This I say only: that those who murder and rob and oppress the innocent and bear false witness shall lie in that place of fire."
Come in, you false witness, you perjurer, you suborner of evidence, come in!'
'And they also say, you shall bear no false witness,' observed Mr.
"The eyes are ofttimes more eloquent than the lips, Tara," he replied; "and in yours I have read that which is neither hatred nor contempt for Turan the panthan, and my heart tells me that your lips bore false witness when they cried in anger: 'I hate you!'"
Gentlemen of the green-baize road who could discourse from personal experience of foreign galleys and home treadmills; spies of strong governments that eternally quake with weakness and miserable fear, broken traitors, cowards, bullies, gamesters, shufflers, swindlers, and false witnesses; some not unmarked by the branding-iron beneath their dirty braid; all with more cruelty in them than was in Nero, and more crime than is in Newgate.
'False Witness' is the original and working name of the film, which was screened on July 11 under the name 'Prosecutor, Defense Counsel, Father and Son'.
Pakistani laws do declare lying in court a criminal and punishable with prison offence, unfortunately, those laws have hardly ever been utilized therefore false witness and testimony has become a frequent occurrence in court.
It will be decided today that the entire evidence of false witness will be rejected.
Nothing has damaged the country's criminal justice system more than the menace of perjury, fabricated testimony or false witness and we would never know how many innocent people have suffered or became victim of this evil practice.