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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Perjury \Per"ju*ry\, n.; pl. Perjuries. [L. perjurium. See Perjure, v.] 1. False swearing. [1913 Webster] 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 affirmations. [1913 Webster] Note: If a man swear falsely in nonjudicial affidavits, it is made perjury by statute in some jurisdictions in the United States. [1913 Webster]