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perjury

  

      n   pl   , -juries     (Criminal law)   the offence committed by a witness in judicial proceedings who, having been lawfully sworn or having affirmed, wilfully gives false evidence  
     (C14: from Anglo-French parjurie, from Latin perjurium a false oath; see perjure)  
  perjurious      adj  
  perjuriously      adv  
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perjury

  
  
bearing false witness, false oath, false statement, false swearing, forswearing, giving false testimony, lying under oath, oath breaking, violation of an oath, wilful falsehood  

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