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perjury
used in Jane Eyre

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the criminal offense of telling lies after formally promising to tell the truth — such as when testifying in a court trial
  • ...overshadowed walls — occasionally also turning a fascinated eye towards the dimly gleaning mirror — I began to recall what I had heard of dead men, troubled in their graves by the violation of their last wishes, revisiting the earth to punish the perjured and avenge the oppressed; and I thought Mr. Reed's spirit, harassed by the wrongs of his sister's child, might quit its abode — whether in the church vault or in the unknown world of the departed — and rise before me in this chamber.
    Chapter 2 (77% in)

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