Perjured
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 untrue; to make guilty of perjury; to forswear; to corrupt; -- often used reflexively; as, he perjured himself. [1913 Webster]

Want will perjure The ne'er-touched vestal. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To make a false oath to; to deceive by oaths and protestations. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

And with a virgin innocence did pray For me, that perjured her. --J. Fletcher. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To {Perjure}, {Forswear}.

Usage: These words have been used interchangeably; but there is a tendency to restrict perjure to that species of forswearing which constitutes the crime of perjury at law, namely, the willful violation of an oath administered by a magistrate or according to law. [1913 Webster]


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  • perjured — adj 1: guilty of perjury a perjured witness 2: marked by perjury perjured testimony Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Perjured — Per jured, a. Guilty of perjury; having sworn falsely; forsworn. Shak. Perjured persons. 1 Tim. i. 10. Their perjured oath. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perjured — [pər joor′ē əspʉr′jərd] adj. 1. guilty of perjury [a perjured witness] 2. characterized by perjury [perjured testimony]: also perjurious [pər joor′ē əs] …   English World dictionary

  • perjured — perjured; un·perjured; …   English syllables

  • perjured — [[t]pɜ͟ː(r)ʤə(r)d[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n In a court of law, perjured evidence or perjured testimony is a false statement of events. The judgment depended on information that was based on perjured testimony …   English dictionary

  • perjured — adjective 1. : guilty of perjury : forsworn O perjured woman! thou dost stone my heart Shakespeare 2. : marked by perjury : perjurious a conviction manifestly based on perjured testimony O.K.Fraenkel …   Useful english dictionary

  • perjured — perjuredly, adv. perjuredness, n. /perr jeuhrd/, adj. 1. guilty of perjury. 2. characterized by or involving perjury: perjured testimony. [1425 75; late ME; see PERJURE, ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • perjured — adj. Perjured is used with these nouns: ↑testimony …   Collocations dictionary

  • perjured — /ˈpɜdʒəd/ (say perjuhd) adjective 1. guilty of perjury. 2. characterised by or involving perjury: perjured testimony …   Australian English dictionary

  • perjured — Synonyms and related words: artful, calculating, crafty, deceitful, dishonest, disingenuous, equivocal, falsehearted, forsworn, insincere, lying, mendacious, prevaricating, scheming, truthless, uncandid, unfrank, unsincere, untruthful,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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