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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Example sentences
He beat a perjury investigation, yes, but he still left the distinct impression
  that he'd been lying about that relationship.
They are not quite true in the normal sense, but if made under oath they would
  not be prosecutable for perjury, either.
The difference between perjury and mendacity is not in the least one of morals
  or ethics.
She refused to talk but was charged with perjury.
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