perjure, v. t. [F. parjurer, L. perjurare, perjerare; per through, over + jurare to swear. See Jury.].
To cause to violate an oath or a vow; to cause to make oath knowingly to what is untrue; to make guilty of perjury; to forswear; to corrupt; -- often used reflexively; as, he perjured himself. [1913 Webster]
"Want will perjure The ne'er-touched vestal."
To make a false oath to; to deceive by oaths and protestations. [1913 Webster]
"And with a virgin innocence did pray For me, that perjured her."