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noun as in lying while under oath

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In 2019, the board recommended police agencies drop a requirement that people identify themselves and sign their complaints under penalty of perjury, which has a chilling effect.

These were sworn testimonials of what people saw, statements subject to perjury.

For Murphy, Nielsen’s untruths in front of Congress amounted to potential perjury — a criminal charge.

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He demanded the journalists “immediately correct the record” and included two depositions attesting under penalty of perjury that the version of the document NBC 7 published was doctored.

San Diego’s district attorney could also choose to press charges that might be related to safeguarding public funds or perjury.

The charges included corruption, perjury, bid-fixing and fraud.

Then, after the headlines came out, the sources recanted, and they have since been convicted (in Syrian courts) of perjury.

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.

Beaird seemed to be either admitting perjury or committing it.

He was voluble in his declarations that they would “put the screws” to Ollie on the charge of perjury.

So he bore down on the solemn declaration that she stood face to face with a prison term for perjury.

This unheard-of despotism, this horrible political perjury, was certainly not merited by the good and generous Brazil.

This thing called Secession originated in falsehood, theft and perjury.

They were subject to a single will; moved often by perjury, and sometimes by passion.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to perjury, such as: deception, dishonesty, falsehood, falsification, deceitfulness, and untruth.

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