Perjury Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Perjury, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Perjury?

It is a crime of giving a false information or statement which was testified under the oath, either in writing or orally pertaining to an important official proceedings whose result may be influenced by these intentional declarations. A perjuror may commit this crime in court of law or other administrative works like affidavits, deeds, licences etc.