One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of evidence) involving willfully told untruths.
- ‘People were convicted on perjured testimony as witnesses were bribed or coerced into lying.’
- ‘Prosecutors routinely relied on perjured police testimony to obtain convictions.’
- ‘She describes Mary's perjured testimony and agrees to a public apology and the damage suit paid in full.’
- ‘Even if the malpractice case was lost, the defense can claim that the perjured testimony was unimportant or was a result of honest confusion.’
- ‘They went on to give perjured evidence about this.’
- 1.1 (of a person) guilty of perjury.‘a perjured witness’
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