from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Law The deliberate, willful giving of false, misleading, or incomplete testimony under oath.
- n. The breach of an oath or promise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The deliberate giving of false or misleading testimony under oath.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. False swearing.
- n. At common law, a willfully false statement in a fact material to the issue, made by a witness under oath in a competent judicial proceeding. By statute the penalties of perjury are imposed on the making of willfully false affirmations.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The violation of any oath, vow, or solemn affirmation; specifically, in law, the wilful utterance of false testimony under oath or affirmation, before a competent tribunal, upon a point material to a legal inquiry.
- n. Synonyms See perjure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. criminal offense of making false statements under oath
"We need to determine the timing of the drug test and what was found in his system to understand whether perjury is an issue here."
“So you may wish to reconsider your testimony,” Giles told her, “remembering that lying to the court is called perjury and is a crime for which you can be prosecuted.”
I know that perjury is a threat to the republic bad but torture is ok.
In any case, I think the lies from above that perjury is not a felony has been demolished.
Please quote the statement that perjury is not a felony.
(That was the time when the juror heard Mr. Saunders say the word perjury and she had to represent to the judge that she could disregard having heard that word ....)
But Congressional investigations of baseball stars have longer news cycles in Washington than the latest trade-imbalance reports, and perjury is not trivial.
The inquiry came on the heels of a request Wednesday from the House Oversight Committee, could result in perjury or obstruction of justice charges against Clemens.
That was the time when the juror heard Mr. Saunders say the word perjury and she had to represent to the judge that she could disregard having heard that word....
Not to mention that perjury is far more common than the Republicans pretended it was.