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per·ju·ry

 (pûr′jə-rē)
n. pl. per·ju·ries Law
1. The crime of willfully and knowingly making a false statement about a material fact while under oath.
2. An act of committing such a crime: testimony full of perjuries.

[Middle English periurie, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin periūrium, from periūrāre, to perjure; see perjure.]

per·ju′ri·ous (pər-jo͝or′ē-əs) adj.
per·ju′ri·ous·ly adv.
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