false oath


false oath
In reference to a bankruptcy proceeding, an intentional untruth stated under oath respecting a matter material to an issue which is itself material. 9 Am J2d Bankr § 694. See false swearing; perjury.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • false swearing — false swear·ing n: the making of false statements under oath or affirmation in a setting other than a judicial proceeding; also: the crime of false swearing compare perjury Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • false — adj 1: not genuine, authentic, or legitimate compare counterfeit 2 a: not true or correct; esp: intentionally or knowingly untrue or incorrect injured by false accusations b: intended to mislead or deceive: decept …   Law dictionary

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  • oath — Any form of attestation by which a person signifies that he is bound in conscience to perform an act faithfully and truthfully, e.g. President s oath on entering office, Art. II, Sec. 1, U.S.Const. Vaughn v. State, 146 Tex.Cr.R. 586,177 S.W.2d 59 …   Black's law dictionary

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  • false swearing — A person who makes a false statement under oath or equivalent affirmation, or swears or affirms the truth of such a statement previously made, when he does not believe the statement to be true, is guilty of a misdemeanor if: (a) the falsification …   Black's law dictionary

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  • false suit — Same as feigned action. false swearing. Knowingly and intentionally stating upon oath that which is not true; swearing corruptly, or wilfully and knowingly deposing falsely in a sworn statement before some officer authorized to administer an oath …   Ballentine's law dictionary


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