Perjured



[pur-jerd] /ˈpɜr dʒərd/

adjective
1.
guilty of perjury.
2.
characterized by or involving perjury:
perjured testimony.
[pur-jer] /ˈpɜr dʒər/
verb (used with object), perjured, perjuring.
1.
to render (oneself) guilty of swearing falsely or of willfully making a false statement under oath or solemn affirmation:
The witness perjured herself when she denied knowing the defendant.
/ˈpɜːdʒəd/
adjective (criminal law)
1.

2.
involving or characterized by perjury: perjured evidence
/ˈpɜːdʒə/
verb
1.
(transitive) (criminal law) to render (oneself) guilty of perjury
v.

mid-15c. “swear falsely” (implied in perjured; late 13c. in Anglo-French), from Old French parjurer “to break one’s word, renege on a promise” (11c.), from Latin periurare “to swear falsely, break one’s oath” (see perjury). Reflexive sense is from 18c.

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