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(n) lying under oath. Origin: L per-, through + jurare, to swear The woman filed a complaint against her husband and in-laws, indicting them of dowry harrasment. The case went to the court. She stood her ground. However, in the third hearing, she perjured herself by stating that she was quite happy with her husband and that her brothers had forced her to file the complaint. The judge, however, did not let her go away so easily. He convicted her and her two brothers-both of whom had testified against her husband and in-laws-of perjury.

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