Perjurer

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Perjurer

One who lies under oath. For example, one commits perjury when one knowingly gives false testimony in a court of law. As a result, perjury is illegal in practically every jurisdiction.
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It's clearly wrong that he should be encouraging a friend to perjure himself."
1064 (1986) (defendant's constitutional rights not violated when counsel refused to put defendant on stand so he could perjure himself).
Harkins if he did not follow through on his promise to perjure himself in an effort to derail the drug case against him.
Galvano answered: "No, I don't believe the majority of people would perjure themselves....
For she seems prepared to perjure herself at the murder trial of Janine and Alice so that her cousin Stacey can stay in Walford.
He not only hung them out to dry, but called them scabs for no better reason than that they refused to perjure themselves as easily as he did.
Quintana, in the court papers, also charges that Peters threatened to "break his legs" and fired him after he refused to "perjure himself" by signing documents stating that Peters had completed community service for a DUI conviction.
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To perjure oneself is to lie, and lying is, minimally, affirming that which one knows not to be the case and thereby representing oneself as believing that which was affirmed.