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perjury

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
perjuryper‧ju‧ry /ˈpɜːdʒəri $ ˈpɜːr-/ noun [uncountable] law 🔊 🔊 SCTthe crime of telling a lie after promising to tell the truth in a court of law, or a lie told in this way 🔊 Hall was found guilty of perjury.
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perjuryDo you realise that by lying to the court you have committed perjury?Any lying by the debtor during the examination constitutes perjury, which is a serious and punishable offence.Archer denies perjury, perverting the course of justice and using a false instrument.The available statistics offer some support for the allegations that there was much perjury.Yeoman also was indicted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.Yeoman also was charged with one count of perjury and one count of obstructing justice.Hall was found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice.Penalty of perjury Applicants are also asked to sign an affidavit attesting to the accuracy of the information under penalty of perjury.In October a jury at Winchester Crown Court found him guilty of theft, perjury and fraudulent trading.Both witnesses are accused of giving false evidence and will likely be charged with perjury.
From Longman Business Dictionaryperjuryper‧ju‧ry /ˈpɜːdʒəriˈpɜːr-/ noun [uncountable]LAW the crime of telling a lie after promising to tell the truth in a court of lawA company official committed perjury during the trial.
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