perjuriously

perjury

[pur-juh-ree]
noun, plural perjuries. Law.
the willful giving of false testimony under oath or affirmation, before a competent tribunal, upon a point material to a legal inquiry.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English perjurie < Anglo-French < Latin perjūrium, equivalent to perjūr(us) swearing falsely (see perjure) + -ium -ium; replacing parjure < Old French < Latin as above

perjurious [per-joor-ee-uhs] , adjective
perjuriously, adverb
perjuriousness, noun
nonperjury, noun, plural nonperjuries.
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perjury (ˈpɜːdʒərɪ)
 
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 perjūrium a false oath; see perjure]
 
perjurious
 
adj
 
per'juriously
 
adv

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perjury
late 14c., "act of swearing to a statement known to be false," via Anglo-Fr. parjurie (late 13c.) and O.Fr. parjurie, both from L. perjurium "false oath," from perjurare "swear falsely," from per- "away, entirely" + jurare "to swear" (see jury (n.)). The verb perjure is attested
from mid-15c. Related: Perjured.
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