noun, plural per·ju·ries. Law.
Origin of perjury
Examples from the Web for perjury
The charges included corruption, perjury, bid-fixing and fraud.Madonna, Carla Bruni & Obama Abandoned Pledges To Rebuild L'Aquila After The Quake|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then, after the headlines came out, the sources recanted, and they have since been convicted (in Syrian courts) of perjury.Digital Doublethink: Playing Truth or Dare with Putin, Assad and ISIS|Christopher Dickey, Anna Nemtsova|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The woman was acquitted of perjury, which could have landed the mother of three 15 years in jail.
He was convicted of perjury, served 30 days, and went back to a swashbuckling career in contraband.
“It boiled down to a perjury charge,” he tells The Daily Beast.
Or, this affirmation you make and give upon the peril of the penalty of perjury.A short history of Rhode Island|George Washington Greene
Your application is to have her committed for perjury, of course?The Queen of Hearts|Wilkie Collins
Men were put in the pillory for perjury, libel, and the like.Lord John Russell|Stuart J. Reid
He admits that every store-keeper would be guilty of perjury every time he made a report.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
As he had not been put upon his oath, he had not been guilty of perjury; he was discharged amidst the hootings of the mob.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
British Dictionary definitions for perjury
noun plural -juries
Word Origin for perjury
Word Origin and History for perjury
late 14c., "act of swearing to a statement known to be false," via Anglo-French perjurie (late 13c.) and Old French parjurée "perjury, false witness," both from Latin periurium "a false oath," from periurare "swear falsely," from per- "away, entirely" (see per) + iurare "to swear" (see jury (n.)). Related: Perjurious.