noun per·ju·ry \ˈpər-jə-rē, ˈpərj-rē\

law : the crime of telling a lie in a court of law after promising to tell the truth

Full Definition of PERJURY

:  the voluntary violation of an oath or vow either by swearing to what is untrue or by omission to do what has been promised under oath :  false swearing

First Known Use of PERJURY

14th century

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

Rhymes with PERJURY


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