perjury

perjury n

AFr < L. perjĊĞruium, false oath, oath-breaking.

  1. Dishonesty; deceit; false statement; hypocritical assertion; insincere utterance.
  2. Sin; transgression; lawbreaking; violation of a commandment.
  3. Betrayal; disloyalty; treason; denial of the truth.
  4. Deception; fraud; illusion.