false affidavit

false affidavit
The statutory offense of perjury in an affidavit authorized by law. 41 Am J1st Perj § 26. A false claim against the government, such having reference to the form of the paper rather than its legal character, so that an affidavit may be "false," irrespective of the absence of an oath administered by an officer qualified to administer oaths. Williams v Territory, 13 Ariz 27, 108 P 243.

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