perjure

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French parjurer

Verb[edit]

perjure (third-person singular simple present perjures, present participle perjuring, simple past and past participle perjured)

  1. (reflexive) To knowingly and willfully make a false statement of witness while in court.
  2. (transitive) To cause to violate an oath or a vow; to cause to make oath knowingly to what is untrue; to make guilty of perjury; to forswear; to corrupt.
    He perjured himself.
    • Shakespeare
      Want will perjure the ne'er-touched vestal.
  3. (transitive) To make a false oath to; to deceive by oaths and protestations.
    • J. Fletcher
      And with a virgin innocence did pray / For me, that perjured her.

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Noun[edit]

perjure (plural perjures)

  1. (obsolete) A perjured person.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

perjūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of perjūrus

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

perjure

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of perjurar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of perjurar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of perjurar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of perjurar.