perjury

Part of speech: noun

Assertion of a falsehood under oath.

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Usage examples "perjury":

  1. Perjury was punished by confession from a high stool for the first offense, and the pillory for the second. - "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
  2. Nay, do you think that they would hesitate one single half moment to be guilty, for such a purpose, of the blackest perjury themselves? - "Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3", Henry Hunt.
  3. Losing sight of my mother gladly- for she was full of pride, and hoped no more to trouble him, after getting her father's property- he married again, or rather he married for the first time without perjury, which enables the man to escape from it. - "Erema My Father's Sin", R. D. Blackmore.