perjure

Definitions:

  • To make (oneself) guilty of perjury.
  • A perjured person.
  • To swear falsely; be false to oaths or vows; bear false witness.
  • To render guilty of the crime of testifying falsely under oath or solemn affirmation, especially in judicial or official proceedings, or of being false to one's oaths or vows; forswear: commonly used reflexively: as, the witness <em>perjured himself.</em>
  • To swear falsely to; deceive by false oaths or protestations.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Perjure</em>, <em>Forswear. Perjure</em> is now technical and particular; strictly, it is limited to taking a legal oath falsely; occasionally it is used for <em>forswear. Forswear</em> is general, but somewhat old-fashioned.
  • A perjured person.
  • 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; -- often used reflexively.
  • To make a false oath to; to deceive by oaths and protestations.
  • To <xref>knowingly</xref> and <xref>willfully</xref> make a <xref>false</xref> statement of <xref>witness</xref> while in <xref>court</xref>.
  • A perjured person.
  • knowingly tell an untruth in a legal court and render oneself guilty of perjury
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