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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Perjury  \Per"ju*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Perjuries}.  [L.  perjurium  See 
  {Perjure},  v.] 
  1.  False  swearing. 
  2.  (Law)  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 
  Note:  If  a  man  swear  falsely  in  nonjudicial  affidavits,  it  is 
  made  perjury  by  statute  in  some  jurisdictions  in  the 
  United  States. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  criminal  offense  of  making  false  statements  under  oath  [syn: 
  {bearing  false  witness},  {lying  under  oath}] 

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