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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instead of merely bypassing him for lying under oath about his US citizenship, opposition lawmakers said on Tuesday.
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.
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.
The ex-politician was jailed for three years in 2011 after he was found guilty of lying under oath during his successful defamation action against the now-defunct News of the World newspaper.
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.
He described lying under oath as "an action that basically undermines the judicial system.
GAIL Sheridan was yesterday accused of lying under oath during her husband Tommy's 2006 defamation trial victory.
A question for those who seek to spare Libby from prison for lying under oath -- what did you have to say when President Bill Clinton faced impeachment for lying under oath?
Within just a few hours of the verdict's announcement, it editorialized: "Reasonable people can conclude that it was only Scooter Libby's imperfect memory--not willful deception--that gave rise to the charges of lying under oath and obstruction of justice.
It's more dangerous than Clinton's lying under oath because it jeopardizes our democratic dispensation and civil liberties for the ages.