Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Is the taking of an oath, in order to tell or confirm a falsehood. This is a very heinous crime, as it is treating the Almighty with irreverence; denying, or at least discarding his omniscience; profaning his name, and violating truth. It has always been esteemed a very detestable thing, and those who have been proved guilty of it, have been looked upon as the pests of society.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Perjury'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/p/perjury.html. 1802.