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perjurer

n. a person who intentionally lies while under an oath administered by a notary public, court clerk or other official, and thus commits the crime of perjury. A perjurer may commit perjury in oral testimony or by signing or acknowledging a written legal document (such as an affidavit, declaration under penalty of perjury, deed, license application, tax return) knowing the document contains false information. (See: perjury)

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This community protests everything imaginable, but there seems to be no outcry about the rulings being made in family court - rulings that reward perjurers and support parental alienation (which is child abuse).
We're going to witness realpolitik, the art of pragmatism bludgeoning ideology, pejorative to bash perjurers blabbing before their interrogators.
If God has no place in court, perjurers can sleep easy, knowing they can lie through their teeth despite having taken that oath.
"What is more important is that all those who have been falsely denounced by him and his allies as liars, plotters, perjurers and forgers have been cleared.
"You both contested your guilt to the bitter end and have been revealed in this trial as liars and perjurers." The judge also said the pair had been "blinded by your passion for each other" and gave both a three-year sentence to run concurrently for perverting the course of justice after they sought to cover up the murder.
I think that the opposition's refusal to name its representatives for membership of Supreme Commission for Election and Referendum (SCER) was enough to scandalize the regime that the opposition parties don't accept to be perjurers in the election.
All these reasons undoubtedly played a part in dissuading potential perjurers. But did calculation of worldly interest act as the only deterrent?
* What basis in fact does he have to characterize a significant number of PN readers as frauds and perjurers?
And while Abu-Jamal has been on death row, the Philadelphia Police Department has been exposed as a safe haven for perjurers, thugs and frame-up artists.
These passages thus offer no decisive evidence on the gravity of perjury, any more than we can take seriously the assertion that all the members of the Athenian audience are perjurers (and father-beaters as well: Frogs 274 ff.).
It's quite an admission, and one that shows us the difficulty of adjudicating cases where the perjurers wrap themselves in religion to further their own unrighteous ends.
Period," and goes on to recount the criminal investigation and 2005 trial in which Jackson was acquitted, highlighting the conflicting statements through the years of Robson and Safechuck, who are described as "admitted perjurers" in the suit.