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Definition of Perjury


  1. False swearing.
  2. 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.

Perjury Quotations

I'm demanding to be prosecuted. I'm begging to be prosecuted for perjury.
George Galloway

The tongue may be employed about, and made to serve all the purposes of vice, in tempting and deceiving, in perjury and injustice.
Joseph Butler

Any perjury case is a tough case. You just don't go on 'he said-she said.' You have to find corroborating evidence.
Victoria Toensing

Even the most cynical can hardly be surprised by the antics of Nixon and his accomplices as they are gradually revealed. It matters little, at this point, where the exact truth lies in the maze of perjury, evasion, and of contempt for the normal - hardly inspiring - standards of political conduct.
Noam Chomsky

If you commit perjury in a so-called first-degree murder case, and you're caught red-handed for the entire world to see, and you get only a $200 fine, what kind of message does that send about lying in our courts?
Johnnie Cochran
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Perjury Translations

perjury in French is parjure
perjury in German is Meineid, Meineid, Eidbruch
perjury in Latin is periurium
perjury in Spanish is perjurio
perjury in Swedish is mened
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