perjury Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “perjury” in the English Dictionary

"perjury" in British English

See all translations

perjurynoun [U]

uk   /ˈpɜː.dʒər.i/  us   /ˈpɝː.dʒɚ-/
the ​crime of ​tellinglies in ​court when you have ​promised to ​tell the ​truth: She was ​sentenced to two ​years in ​jail for committing perjury.
(Definition of perjury from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"perjury" in American English

See all translations

perjurynoun [U]

 us   /ˈpɜr·dʒə·ri/ law
the ​crime of ​telling a ​lie in ​court after ​promisingformally to ​tell the ​truth
(Definition of perjury from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"perjury" in Business English

See all translations

perjurynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈpɜːdʒəri/
LAW the ​crime of telling lies in a ​court of ​law: It is ​thought that he encouraged ​potentialwitnesses to commit perjury by lying under ​oath.
(Definition of perjury from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of perjury?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More