perjury

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

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpɜː(ɹ)dʒəɹi/

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perjury (countable and uncountable, 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.

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