perjury etymology

English word perjury comes from Latin per-, Latin jurare

Detailed word origin of perjury

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
per- Latin (lat) Used to form verbs that are intensive or completive, conveying the idea of doing something all the way through or entirely.. Used to make adjectives or verbs that are "very" something.
jurare Latin (lat)
perjurare Latin (lat)
perjurie Anglo-Norman (xno)
perjury English (eng) (legal) The deliberate giving of false or misleading testimony under oath.

Words with the same origin as perjury

Descendants of per-
experience experienced imperfect inexperienced pardon perceive perception perfect perfection perish perk perky permission permit perpetual persecution persuade persuasion persuasive pierce piercing pilgrim pilgrimage pursue
Descendants of jurare