perjure

[pur-jer]
verb (used with object), perjured, perjuring.
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

perjurement, noun
perjurer, noun
unperjuring, adjective
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perjure (ˈpɜːdʒə)
 
vb
(tr) criminal law to render (oneself) guilty of perjury
 
[C15: from Old French parjurer, from Latin perjūrāre, from per- + jūrāre to make an oath, from jūs law]
 
'perjurer
 
n

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