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perjury

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Definition the criminal offense of telling lies after formally promising to tell the truth — such as when testifying in a court trial
  • She was not found guilty of the theft, but was found guilty of perjury during her testimony to the grand jury.
perjury = the criminal offense of telling lies in court after formally promising to tell the truth
  • She signed a written declaration under penalty of perjury.
  • perjury = criminal offense for telling lies after formally promising to tell the truth
  • Perjury is a serious crime because witness testimony is so important.
  • It's my opinion that he committed ... perjury in the Landor case.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • perjury = the criminal offense of making false statements under oath
  • Thy dear love sworn, but hollow perjury,
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • perjury = lie (something that is not true)
  • You are attaint with faults and perjury;
    William Shakespeare  --  Love's Labour's Lost
  • perjury = making false statements
  • Shall I lay perjury upon my soul?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • perjury = the criminal offense of telling lies after formally promising to tell the truth
  • provokes me to this threefold perjury:
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • perjury = lie (or make false statement under oath)
  •   Dost thou love me? I know thou wilt say "ay,"
      And I will take thy word. Yet, if thou swear'st,
      Thou mayst prove false. At lovers' perjuries,
      They say Jove laughs.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • perjuries = lies
  • Perjury, perjury, in the high'st degree;
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Richard III
  • Shall I lay perjury upon my soul?
    Shakespeare, William  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • The only perjury is Snawley's, and I fancy he is pretty well used to it.
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
  • Tupman's perjury being made clear and manifest.
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club
  • Also the chimney on fire, the parish engine, and perjury on the part of the Beadle.
    Dickens, Charles  --  David Copperfield
  • It's perjury, you know.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Our Mutual Friend
  • An oath, an oath, I have an oath in heaven:
     Shall I lay perjury upon my soul?
    Marshall, H.E.  --  English Literature For Boys And Girls
  • "I didn't commit murder," continued the Catastrophist mildly, "but only perjury."
    Chesterton, Gilbert K.  --  The Wisdom Of Father Brown
  • "It costs perjury, Lady Winwood, in my case," said Launce.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  Miss or Mrs.?
  • It would, indeed, be the means of much perjury, and of much whipping, fining, imprisoning, transporting, and hanging.
    Fielding, Henry  --  The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
  • For Theseus' perjury and unjust flight;
    Shakespeare, William  --  Two Gentlemen of Verona

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