Definition of “perjury” - English Dictionary

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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)

“perjury” in American English

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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)