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perjury
used in The Merchant of Venice

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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
  • Shall I lay perjury upon my soul?
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — Venice. A court of justice (50% in)
perjury = the criminal offense of telling lies after formally promising to tell the truth
There are no more uses of "perjury" in The Merchant of Venice.

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