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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 ​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)

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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)

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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)
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