perjure


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per·jure

 (pûr′jər)
tr.v. per·jured, per·jur·ing, per·jures Law
To make (oneself) guilty of perjury.

[Middle English perjuren, from Old French perjurer, from Latin periūrāre : per-, per- + iūrāre, to swear; see yewes- in Indo-European roots.]

per′jur·er n.

perjure

(ˈpɜːdʒə)
vb
(tr) criminal law to render (oneself) guilty of perjury
[C15: from Old French parjurer, from Latin perjūrāre, from per- + jūrāre to make an oath, from jūs law]
ˈperjurer n

per•jure

(ˈpɜr dʒər)

v.t. -jured, -jur•ing.
to make (oneself) guilty of swearing falsely, esp. in a court of law.
[1475–85; < Latin perjūrāre to swear falsely]
per′jur•er, n.

perjure


Past participle: perjured
Gerund: perjuring

Imperative
perjure
perjure
Present
I perjure
you perjure
he/she/it perjures
we perjure
you perjure
they perjure
Preterite
I perjured
you perjured
he/she/it perjured
we perjured
you perjured
they perjured
Present Continuous
I am perjuring
you are perjuring
he/she/it is perjuring
we are perjuring
you are perjuring
they are perjuring
Present Perfect
I have perjured
you have perjured
he/she/it has perjured
we have perjured
you have perjured
they have perjured
Past Continuous
I was perjuring
you were perjuring
he/she/it was perjuring
we were perjuring
you were perjuring
they were perjuring
Past Perfect
I had perjured
you had perjured
he/she/it had perjured
we had perjured
you had perjured
they had perjured
Future
I will perjure
you will perjure
he/she/it will perjure
we will perjure
you will perjure
they will perjure
Future Perfect
I will have perjured
you will have perjured
he/she/it will have perjured
we will have perjured
you will have perjured
they will have perjured
Future Continuous
I will be perjuring
you will be perjuring
he/she/it will be perjuring
we will be perjuring
you will be perjuring
they will be perjuring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been perjuring
you have been perjuring
he/she/it has been perjuring
we have been perjuring
you have been perjuring
they have been perjuring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been perjuring
you will have been perjuring
he/she/it will have been perjuring
we will have been perjuring
you will have been perjuring
they will have been perjuring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been perjuring
you had been perjuring
he/she/it had been perjuring
we had been perjuring
you had been perjuring
they had been perjuring
Conditional
I would perjure
you would perjure
he/she/it would perjure
we would perjure
you would perjure
they would perjure
Past Conditional
I would have perjured
you would have perjured
he/she/it would have perjured
we would have perjured
you would have perjured
they would have perjured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.perjure - knowingly tell an untruth in a legal court and render oneself guilty of perjury
lie - tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"

perjure

verb
Law. To make untrue declarations:
Translations

perjure

[ˈpɜːdʒəʳ] VT to perjure o.sjurar en falso, perjurar

perjure

[ˈpɜːrdʒər] vt
to perjure o.s. → se parjurer

perjure

vreinen Meineid leisten

perjure

[ˈpɜːdʒəʳ] vt to perjure o.s.spergiurare (Law) → giurare il falso
References in classic literature ?
Yes," resumed his young and timid wife, instantly withdrawing the stolen look she had hazarded, and hurriedly pursuing the train of the discourse, as if glad to make him forget the liberty she had just taken, "I have been told, there are men so base as to perjure themselves at the altar, in order to command the gold of ignorant and confiding girls; and if love of money will lead to such baseness, we may surely expect it will hurry those, who devote themselves to gain, into acts of lesser fraud.
Besides, a judge cannot be obliged to perjure himself who simply acquits or condemns, if the action is fairly and justly brought; for he who acquits the party does not say that he ought not to pay any fine at all, but that he ought not to pay a fine of twenty minae.
Am I to understand that these men earn a livelihood by waiting about here, to perjure themselves before the judges of the land, at the rate of half a crown a crime?
Juno trembled as he spoke, and said, "May heaven above and earth below be my witnesses, with the waters of the river Styx--and this is the most solemn oath that a blessed god can take--nay, I swear also by your own almighty head and by our bridal bed-- things over which I could never possibly perjure myself--that Neptune is not punishing Hector and the Trojans and helping the Achaeans through any doing of mine; it is all of his own mere motion because he was sorry to see the Achaeans hard pressed at their ships: if I were advising him, I should tell him to do as you bid him.
I have noted time and time again that when an individual perjures himself in order to break the force of the black man's ballot, he soon learns to practise dishonesty in other relations of life, not only where the Negro is concerned, but equally so where a white man is concerned.
MOJO + BANJO = MOBAN (a medicine) PERJURE + INJURE = PERIN (surname)
WORCESTER -- Kevin Harkins feared he would be killed if he reneged on an agreement to perjure himself in court, a Worcester Superior Court jury was told Wednesday.
Nicolosi's arguments in favour of open communion are more than specious; they are an invitation to the uninformed to perjure their consciences.
Marilyn bribes Zoe to lie under oath, but before she can perjure herself the staff are called back to the hospital to deal with the quarry victims.