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Definition of perjure verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

perjure

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpɜːdʒə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrdʒər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they perjure
BrE BrE//ˈpɜːdʒə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrdʒər//
 
he / she / it perjures
BrE BrE//ˈpɜːdʒəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrdʒərz//
 
past simple perjured
BrE BrE//ˈpɜːdʒəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrdʒərd//
 
past participle perjured
BrE BrE//ˈpɜːdʒəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrdʒərd//
 
-ing form perjuring
BrE BrE//ˈpɜːdʒərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrdʒərɪŋ//
 
 
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perjure yourself (law) to tell a lie in court after you have sworn to tell the truth Word Origin late Middle English (as perjured in the sense ‘guilty of perjury’): from Old French parjurer, from Latin perjurare ‘swear falsely’, from per- ‘to ill effect’ + jurare ‘swear’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: perjure