[ pur-jerd ]
/ ˈpɜr dʒərd /


guilty of perjury.
characterized by or involving perjury: perjured testimony.

Origin of perjured

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at perjure, -ed2

Related forms

per·jured·ly, adverbper·jured·ness, nounnon·per·jured, adjectiveun·per·jured, adjective

Definition for perjured (2 of 2)


[ pur-jer ]
/ ˈpɜr dʒər /

verb (used with object), per·jured, per·jur·ing.

to render (oneself) guilty of swearing falsely or of willfully making a false statement under oath or solemn affirmation: The witness perjured herself when she denied knowing the defendant.

Origin of perjure

1475–85; < Latin perjūrāre to swear falsely, equivalent to per- through, i.e., beyond the limits (see per-) + jūrāre to swear, literally, to be at law, derivative of jūs jus

Related forms

per·jure·ment, nounper·jur·er, nounun·per·jur·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for perjured (1 of 2)


/ (ˈpɜːdʒəd) /

adjective criminal law

  1. having sworn falsely
  2. having committed perjury
involving or characterized by perjuryperjured evidence

British Dictionary definitions for perjured (2 of 2)


/ (ˈpɜːdʒə) /


(tr) criminal law to render (oneself) guilty of perjury

Derived Forms

perjurer, noun

Word Origin for perjure

C15: from Old French parjurer, from Latin perjūrāre, from per- + jūrāre to make an oath, from jūs law
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