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VERB (1)

1. knowingly tell an untruth in a legal court and render oneself guilty of perjury;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Perjure \Per"jure\, n. [L. perjurus: cf. OF. parjur, F. parjure.] A perjured person. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Perjure \Per"jure\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perjured; p. pr. & vb. n. Perjuring.] [F. parjurer, L. perjurare, perjerare; per through, over + jurare to swear. See Jury.] 1. 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. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a false oath to; to deceive by oaths and protestations. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And with a virgin innocence did pray For me, that perjured her. --J. Fletcher. [1913 Webster] Syn: To Perjure, Forswear. Usage: These words have been used interchangeably; but there is a tendency to restrict perjure to that species of forswearing which constitutes the crime of perjury at law, namely, the willful violation of an oath administered by a magistrate or according to law. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

perjure v 1: knowingly tell an untruth in a legal court and render oneself guilty of perjury