Perjury

Per"ju*ry

(?), n.;
pl. Perjuries (#).
[L. perjurium. See Perjure, v.] 1. False swearing.
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2. (Law) At common law, a willfully false statement in a fact material to the issue, made by a witness under oath in a competent judicial proceeding. By statute the penalties of perjury are imposed on the making of willfully false affirmations.
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If a man swear falsely in nonjudicial affidavits, it is made perjury by statute in some jurisdictions in the United States.
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