[pur-juh-ree] /ˈpɜr dʒə ri/
noun, plural perjuries. Law.
the willful giving of false testimony under oath or affirmation, before a competent tribunal, upon a point material to a legal inquiry.
noun (pl) -juries
(criminal law) the offence committed by a witness in judicial proceedings who, having been lawfully sworn or having affirmed, wilfully gives false evidence
late 14c., “act of swearing to a statement known to be false,” via Anglo-French perjurie (late 13c.) and Old French parjurée “perjury, false witness,” both from Latin periurium “a false oath,” from periurare “swear falsely,” from per- “away, entirely” (see per) + iurare “to swear” (see jury (n.)). Related: Perjurious.
[purk] /pɜrk/ verb (used without object) 1. to become lively, cheerful, or vigorous, as after depression or sickness (usually followed by up): The patients all perked up when we played the piano for them. 2. to act, or carry oneself, in a jaunty manner. 3. to put oneself forward briskly or presumptuously. verb (used with […]
- Perk along
verb phrase [fr the persistent and even sound of a coffee percolator]
[per-uh-prokt] /ˈpɛr əˌprɒkt/ noun 1. (in certain echinoids) that part of the body surface bordering the anus.
periporitis per·i·po·ri·tis (pěr’ə-pə-rī’tĭs) n. A skin condition characterized by miliary papules and papulovesicles accompanied by infection with staphylococcal bacteria, occurring most frequently in infants.