Perjure meaning

pûr'jər
To make (oneself) guilty of perjury.
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(reflexive) To knowingly and willfully make a false statement of witness while in court.
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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.

He perjured himself.

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To make a false oath to; to deceive by oaths and protestations.
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(obsolete) A perjured person.

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To make (oneself) guilty of perjury.
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Origin of perjure

  • Middle English perjuren from Old French perjurer from Latin periūrāre per- per- iūrāre to swear yewes- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition