lying under oath

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Noun1.lying under oath - criminal offense of making false statements under oath
infraction, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, violation, infringement - a crime less serious than a felony
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The Senate President said the Philippines might learn from the US state of California which considered lying under oath as a capital offense or Queensland, Australia which made perjury punishable by up to life imprisonment.
The Plaintiffs in the substantive suit have prayed the court to disqualify President Buhari for lying under oath contrary to Section 31 of the Electoral Act when he claimed that all his Educational Qualification documents are with the Secretary to the Military Board.
The House of Representatives approved articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, charging him with lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice.
Michael Cohen's lawyer defended his client Tuesday night against allegations made by President Donald Trump in an interview which said the former was lying under oath when he testified the POTUS directed him to break the law.
In 2011, Burge was sentenced to 4 1/2 years for lying under oath in lawsuits connected to the torture.
DONALD Trump yesterday accused sacked FBI chief James Comey of lying under oath to Congress.
Former New Zealand all-rounder Cairns was on Monday found not guilty of lying under oath during his successful libel case in 2012 against former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi, who accused him of match fixing on Twitter two years earlier.
Coulson, 47, denies lying under oath at the 2010 perjury trial of former MSP Tommy Sheridan.
2007: Marion Jones returned all five Olympic medals she captured during the 2000 Games in Sydney after admitting taking performanceenhancing steroids and lying under oath in the BALCO investigations.
Bricault also acknowledged lying under oath at a state Department of Industrial Accidents hearing when she asserted she had no earnings for the previous six months.
Ras Al Khaimah: An Arab man has been accused of lying under oath, before judicial authorities, in order to get extra money from his company which ended his service.