perjury

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman perjurie, from Latin perjurare (swear falsely), from Latin per- +‎ jurare.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpɜː(ɹ)dʒəɹi/

Noun[edit]

perjury (plural perjuries)

  1. (law) The deliberate giving of false or misleading testimony under oath.
    We declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct and that this declaration was executed on March 22, 2005, at Seattle, Washington.

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