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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
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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.
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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 potential witnesses to commit perjury by lying under oath.
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