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perjury
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward)

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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
  • ...comrades: "Brother dear, I wrought thy death when late, on compact sworn, I sent thee forth alone for Greece to fight; Wounded by Trojans, who their plighted faith Have trodden under foot; but not in vain Are solemn cov'nants and the blood of lambs, The treaty wine outpoured, and hand-plight given, Wherein men place their trust; if not at once, Yet soon or late will Jove assert their claim; And heavy penalties the perjured pay With their own blood, their children's, and their wives'.
    1.4 — Volume 1 Book 4 (29% in)

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