perjure


perjure
per·jure /'pər-jər/ vt per·jured, per·jur·ing: to make a perjurer of (oneself)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

perjure
I verb be false, be untruthful, bear false witness, break one's oath, break one's word, deviate from the truth, falsify, falsify testimony, feign, forswear, hide the truth, lie, misrepresent, palter, periurare, periurium facere, put a false construction upon, say less than the truth, speak falsely, strain the truth, stretch the truth, swear falsely, tell a falsehood, tell a lie, trump up, utter a falsehood II index palter, prevaricate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Look at other dictionaries:

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

  • Perjure — Per jure, n. [L. perjurus: cf. OF. parjur, F. parjure.] A perjured person. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.