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"perjury" in British English

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perjurynoun [U]

uk   /ˈpɜː.dʒər.i/ us   /ˈpɝː.dʒɚ.i/
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.
(Definition of perjury from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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perjurynoun [U]

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

"perjury" in Business English

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perjurynoun [U]

uk   /ˈpɜːdʒəri/ us  
LAW the crime of telling lies in a court of law: It is thought that he encouraged potential witnesses to commit perjury by lying under oath.
(Definition of perjury from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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