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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Perjury

PER'JURY, noun [Latin perjurium.] The act or crime of willfully making a false oath, when lawfully administered; or a crime committed when a lawful oath is administered in some judicial proceeding, to a person who swears willfully, absolutely and falsely in a matter material to the issue.