verb (used with object), per·jured, per·jur·ing.
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Origin of perjure
OTHER WORDS FROM perjureper·jure·ment, nounper·jur·er, nounun·per·jur·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for perjure
He had a reputation for drinking and admitted that he had perjured himself during earlier testimony in New Orleans, damaging his credibility.Ted Cruz’s proposed election commission can only hurt the country|Stuart MacKay|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
Another was that Wilkie perjured himself in his testimony to investigators with the inspector general’s office.VA watchdog told prosecutors his probe of Secretary Wilkie’s effort to discredit House staffer turned up possible criminal conduct|Lisa Rein, Spencer Hsu|December 9, 2020|Washington Post
Whoever praises Luther is a worse sinner than an idolater, perjurer, or thief.Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians|Martin Luther
A convicted perjurer gives evidence, and has a pecuniary interest in the result.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen
One was instigated by a perjurer and a heretic, the other by an indentured servant, in all probability from a convict ship.History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1|George W. Williams
To cause loss of liberty or property by false witness was punished by the penalty the perjurer sought to bring upon another.
Of a noted liar and perjurer it was said 'He would swear that a coal porter was a canary.'English As We Speak It in Ireland|P. W. Joyce