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Perjuring definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PER'JURING, ppr. Taking a false oath lawfully administered.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. Want will perjure The ne'er-touched vestal. --Shak. 2. To make a false oath to; to deceive by oaths and protestations. [Obs.] And with a virgin innocence did pray For me, that perjured her. --J. Fletcher. 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.



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