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perjurev. t. [F. parjurer, L. perjurare, perjerare; per through, over + jurare to swear. See Jury.].
  •  To cause to violate an oath or a vow; to cause to make oath knowingly to what is untrue; to make guilty of perjury; to forswear; to corrupt; -- often used reflexively; as, he perjured himself.  [1913 Webster]
    "Want will perjure
    The ne'er-touched vestal.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make a false oath to; to deceive by oaths and protestations.  [1913 Webster]
    "And with a virgin innocence did pray
    For me, that perjured her.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To Perjure, Forswear.
perjuren. [L. perjurus: cf. OF. parjur, F. parjure.].
     A perjured person.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]


perjure, v.refl. Law 1 wilfully tell an untruth when on oath.
2 (as perjured adj.) guilty of or involving perjury.

perjurer n.
ME f. OF parjurer f. L perjurare (as PER-, jurare swear)

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