Per·jure, n. A perjured person. [Obs.]
Per·jure v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perjured p. pr. & vb. n. Perjuring.]
1. To cause to violate an oath or a vow; to cause to make oath knowingly to what is untrue; to make guilty of perjury; to forswear; to corrupt; -- often used reflexively; as, he perjured himself.
Want will perjure
The ne'er-touched vestal. --Shak.
2. To make a false oath to; to deceive by oaths and protestations. [Obs.]
And with a virgin innocence did pray
For me, that perjured her. --J. Fletcher.
Syn: -- To Perjure, Forswear.
Usage: These words have been used interchangeably; but there is a tendency to restrict perjure to that species of forswearing which constitutes the crime of perjury at law, namely, the willful violation of an oath administered by a magistrate or according to law.
v : knowingly tell an untruth in a legal court and render
oneself guilty of perjury