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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: parjurer, from Latin perjurare, from jurare 'to swear'

perjure

verb
     
per‧jure

perjure yourself

SCL law to tell a lie after promising to tell the truth in a court of law
perjured adjective:
perjured evidence
perjurer noun [countable]

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