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Definition of "perjury" []

  • Law The deliberate, willful giving of false, misleading, or incomplete testimony under oath. (noun)
  • The breach of an oath or promise. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "perjury" in a sentence
  • ""We need to determine the timing of the drug test and what was found in his system to understand whether perjury is an issue here.""
  • "“So you may wish to reconsider your testimony,” Giles told her, “remembering that lying to the court is called perjury and is a crime for which you can be prosecuted.”"
  • "I know that perjury is a threat to the republic bad but torture is ok."