Perjure Per"jure, n. [L. perjurus: cf. OF. parjur, F. parjure.] A perjured person. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Perjure — Per jure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Perjured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Perjuring}.] [F. parjurer, L. perjurare, perjerare; per through, over + jurare to swear. See {Jury}.] 1. To cause to violate an oath or a vow; to cause to make oath knowingly to what is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perjure — perjure, forswear are comparable when they mean to violate one s oath or, when used reflexively, to make a false swearer of oneself. In general use perjure is often employed less precisely than in law, where it is a technical term meaning to make …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • perjure — per·jure / pər jər/ vt per·jured, per·jur·ing: to make a perjurer of (oneself) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. perjure …   Law dictionary

  • perjure — ► VERB (perjure oneself) Law ▪ commit perjury. DERIVATIVES perjurer noun. ORIGIN Latin perjurare swear falsely …   English terms dictionary

  • perjure — mid 15c. (implied in perjured; late 13c. in Anglo French), from O.Fr. parjurer (11c.), from L. perjurare “to swear falsely, break one s oath” (see PERJURY (Cf. perjury)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • perjure — oneself …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • perjure — [v] give false testimony bear false witness*, commit perjury, deceive, delude, equivocate, falsify, forswear, lie, lie under oath, mislead, prevaricate, swear falsely, trick; concepts 63,317 Ant. attest, certify, prove …   New thesaurus

  • perjure — [pʉr′jər] vt. perjured, perjuring [ME parjuren < OFr parjurer < L perjurare < per, through + jurare, to swear: see JURY1] to make (oneself) guilty of perjury perjurer n …   English World dictionary

  • perjure — UK [ˈpɜː(r)dʒə(r)] / US [ˈpɜrdʒər] verb Word forms perjure : present tense I/you/we/they perjure he/she/it perjures present participle perjuring past tense perjured past participle perjured legal perjure yourself Derived word: perjurer noun… …   English dictionary

  • perjure — per|jure [ˈpə:dʒə US ˈpə:rdʒer] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: parjurer, from Latin perjurare, from jurare to swear ] perjure yourself law to tell a lie after promising to tell the truth in a court of law >perjured adj ▪ perjured… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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