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perjury

noun [U] uk   /ˈpɜː.dʒər.i/ us    /ˈpɝː.dʒɚ-/
the crime of telling lies in court when you have promised to tell the truth: She was sentenced to two years in jail for committing perjury.Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest peopleFraud and corruption
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