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Definitionthe 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 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
- Thy dear love sworn, but hollow perjury,William Shakespeare -- Romeo and Juliet
- You are attaint with faults and perjury;William Shakespeare -- Love's Labour's Lost
- Shall I lay perjury upon my soul?William Shakespeare -- The Merchant of Venice
- provokes me to this threefold perjury:William Shakespeare -- The Two Gentlemen of Verona
- 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
- 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
perjury = criminal offense for telling lies after formally promising to tell the truth
perjury = the criminal offense of making false statements under oath
perjury = lie (something that is not true)
perjury = making false statements
perjury = the criminal offense of telling lies after formally promising to tell the truth
perjury = lie (or make false statement under oath)
perjuries = lies