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perjured

[pur-jerd] /ˈpɜr dʒərd/
adjective
1.
guilty of perjury.
2.
characterized by or involving perjury:
perjured testimony.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see perjure, -ed2
Related forms
perjuredly, adverb
perjuredness, noun
nonperjured, adjective
unperjured, adjective

perjure

[pur-jer] /ˈpɜr dʒər/
verb (used with object), perjured, perjuring.
1.
to render (oneself) guilty of swearing falsely or of willfully making a false statement under oath or solemn affirmation:
The witness perjured herself when she denied knowing the defendant.
Origin
1475-85; < Latin perjūrāre to swear falsely, equivalent to per- through, i.e., beyond the limits (see per-) + jūrāre to swear, literally, to be at law, derivative of jūs jus
Related forms
perjurement, noun
perjurer, noun
unperjuring, adjective
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  • Perez declared that bogus arrests, perjured testimony, and the planting of drop guns on unarmed civilians were commonplace.
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  • Baker argues that the district court admitted perjured testimony.
  • Prosecutorial use of perjured testimony or testimony known to be false invokes the highest level of appellate scrutiny.
  • Now, you can reach your own conclusion about whether he perjured himself or not.
British Dictionary definitions for perjured

perjured

/ˈpɜːdʒəd/
adjective (criminal law)
1.
  1. having sworn falsely
  2. having committed perjury
2.
involving or characterized by perjury: perjured evidence

perjure

/ˈpɜːdʒə/
verb
1.
(transitive) (criminal law) to render (oneself) guilty of perjury
Derived Forms
perjurer, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Old French parjurer, from Latin perjūrāre, from per- + jūrāre to make an oath, from jūs law
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Word Origin and History for perjured

perjure

v.

mid-15c. "swear falsely" (implied in perjured; late 13c. in Anglo-French), from Old French parjurer "to break one's word, renege on a promise" (11c.), from Latin periurare "to swear falsely, break one's oath" (see perjury). Reflexive sense is from 18c.

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