Encyclopedia > Perjury

  Article Content


Perjury is the act of lying under oath, especially when it happens in a law court. It is considered a crime because the witness has sworn not to lie, and for the credibility of the court, witness testimony must be relied on as the truth.

Perjury also applies to witnesses who affirm they are telling the truth, rather than swear an oath.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
BBC News 24

... Centre, West London. See also: List of British television channels External Links BBC News 24 live video streaming at 34K ...

This page was created in 28.1 ms