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perjurer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n perjurer a person who deliberately gives false testimony
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Perjurer One who is guilty of perjury; one who perjures or forswears, in any sense.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n perjurer One who is wilfully false to oaths or vows, or who in judicial or official proceedings wilfully testifies falsely under oath or solemn affirmation.
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Usage

In literature:

The perjured Thou wilt punish in Thy wrath, O God!
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No. 6, December 1864" by Various
Perjury was allowable, if the perjured were inwardly determined not to swear.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
Though warned by the waterfairies not to perjure himself, he neglects their advice and Undine finds him in the arms of her rival.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Would you ask me to perjure my immortal soul to the world and to my God?
"The Martyr of the Catacombs" by Anonymous
Iskender escaped from them, bearing the conscience of a perjured wretch.
"The Valley of the Kings" by Marmaduke Pickthall
She's sworn under six thousand pounds; but I think she perjured herself.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
I am probably perjuring myself.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
Witnesses on both sides perjure themselves freely and with almost perfect immunity if detected.
"The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays" by Ambrose Bierce
In the presence of this court, Jasper Lamotte has perjured himself.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
Not to believe Him is to make Him both a liar and a perjurer.
"Answers to Prayer" by George Müller
At twenty-nine he perjured himself to secure a seat in the United States Senate.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
Let him but parley with the steward, and the steward cried, 'Thief,' 'Forger,' 'Perjurer.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Richard's gone to Ameriky to perjure his soul.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
He that will perjure himself to save a friend, will do it, in a desperate juncture, to save himself.
"Twelve Causes of Dishonesty" by Henry Ward Beecher
I could not perjure myself in her truthful presence.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
One day, when walking through the village, I met the perjured baker, Lerz of Hollerberg.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
He would willingly have perjured himself up to the scalp in such a cause, but he knew it would be useless.
"Aletta" by Bertram Mitford
He is not perjured, but he is muzzled.
"A Novelist on Novels" by W. L. George
If you are not then you will either perjure yourself or else be registered as an open enemy to the United States.
"A Daughter of the Union" by Lucy Foster Madison
I have absolved many, with God's help, who had perjured themselves.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15" by Various
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In poetry:

"O faithless priest! O perjured knight!"
I hear the Master cry;
"Shut out the vision from thy sight,
Let Earth and Nature die.
"The Knight of St. John" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And still she smiles half-wistfully, . .
O tender lips, O broken smile
Perjured from mirth to grief for me.
And yet supreme the while!
"Medley " by E J Rupert Atkinson
Is Merit from his right debarr'd;
Or guiltless charg'd with foul offence?
A Knave but speaks the perjur'd word,
And laughs at injur'd Innocence.
"The Culprit" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
We weary'd should lie down in death:
This cheat of life would take no more
If you thought fame but empty breath,
I Phillis but a perjured whore.
"To The Honourable Charles Montague, Esq." by Matthew Prior
Shou'd Satan prompt thee, to make use of fraud,
Or make thee play the perjur'd liar's part —
Tell him, the righteous Judge, th' eternal God,
Has fix'd an hatred of them in thy heart.
"Advice, To Guard Against The Temptations Of The Devil " by Rees Prichard
"I have been most false and perjured, false to all a poet's duty,
Even whilst my heart was boasting proudly of a poet's creed,
I have loudly claimed the title of a worshipper of beauty,
Yet could gaze upon a flower till I thought it but a weed.
"The Poet" by Walter Richard Cassels

In news:

Mirkarimi's lawyers request subpoenas, allege Lee perjured himself.
Dwayne Ransom Davis and Melisa Davis sued last month in Indianapolis, claiming Bank of America "routinely" submitted perjured affidavits to support foreclosures.
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