perjury


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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.

perjury

(ˈpɜːdʒərɪ)
n, pl -juries
(Law) criminal law the offence committed by a witness in judicial proceedings who, having been lawfully sworn or having affirmed, wilfully gives false evidence
[C14: from Anglo-French parjurie, from Latin perjūrium a false oath; see perjure]
perjurious adj
perˈjuriously adv

per•ju•ry

(ˈpɜr dʒə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
the willful giving of false testimony under oath, esp. in a legal inquiry.
[1250–1300; Middle English perjurie < Anglo-French < Latin perjūrium=perjūr(us) swearing falsely (see perjure) + -ium -ium1]
per•ju•ri•ous (pərˈdʒʊər i əs) adj.
per•ju′ri•ous•ly, adv.

perjury

deliberate or willful uttering of untruths when under oath in a court or similar tribunal. — perjurer, n. — perjurious, adj.
See also: Lies and Lying

perjury

The deliberate telling of lies or failure to tell the complete truth while under oath in a court of law.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perjury - criminal offense of making false statements under oath
infraction, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, violation, infringement - a crime less serious than a felony

perjury

noun lying under oath, false statement, forswearing, bearing false witness, giving false testimony, false oath, oath breaking, false swearing, violation of an oath, wilful falsehood The witness is now facing charges of perjury.

perjury

noun
Translations
křivé svědectví
mened
väärä vala
krivokletstvo
偽証
위증죄
mened
การให้การเท็จ
sự khai man trước tòa

perjury

[ˈpɜːdʒərɪ] Nperjurio m
to commit perjurycometer perjurio

perjury

[ˈpɜːrdʒəri]
n
(in court)parjure m
to commit perjury → se rendre coupable de parjure, se parjurer
modif [charge, trial] → pour parjure

perjury

nMeineid m; to commit perjuryeinen Meineid leisten

perjury

[ˈpɜːdʒərɪ] n (breach of oath) → spergiuro (Law) → falso giuramento
to commit perjury → spergiurare (Law) → giurare il falso

perjury

الـحِنْثِ بِالْيَمِينِ křivé svědectví mened Meineid ψευδομαρτυρία perjurio väärä vala parjure krivokletstvo falsa testimonianza 偽証 위증죄 meineed mened krzywoprzysięstwo perjúrio лжесвидетельство mened การให้การเท็จ yalancı şahitlik sự khai man trước tòa 伪证
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