Definitions of falsehood

  1. a false statement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Want of truth or accuracy; an untrue assertion or representation; error; misrepresentation; falsity. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A deliberate intentional assertion of what is known to be untrue; a departure from moral integrity; a lie. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Treachery; deceit; perfidy; unfaithfulness. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A counterfeit; a false appearance; an imposture. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Falsely. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. An untruth; lie; misstatement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. State or quality of being false; want of truth; want of honesty; deceitfulness; false appearance; an untrue statement; a lie. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Want of truth or fidelity; deceit; a lie. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Falseness; untruthfulness; a lie; counterfelt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The quality of being false; want of truth; want of honesty; deceitfulness; false appearance; imposture; an untrue assertion; a lie. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A lie; an untruth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. A statement or assertion known to be untrue, and intended to deceive.A willful act or declaration contrary to the truth. Putnam v. Osgood, 51 N. II. 207.In Scotch law. A fraudulent imitation or suppression of truth, to the prejudice ofanother. Hell. "Something used and published falsely." An old Scottish nonicn juris."Falsehood is undoubtedly a nominate crime, so much so that Sir George Mackenzieand our older lawyers used no other term for the falsification of writs, and the name'forgery' has been of modern introduction." "If there is any distinction to be madebetween 'forgery' and 'falsehood,' I would consider the latter to be more comprehensivethan the former." 2 Broun, 77, 78. thelawdictionary.org
  15. A wilful act or declaration contrary to truth. It is committed either by the wilful act of the party, or by dissimulation, or by words. It is wilful, for example, when the owner of a thing sells it twice, by different contracts to different individuals, unknown to them; for in this the seller must wilfully declare the thing is his own, when he knows that it is not so. It is committed by dissimulation when a creditor, having an understanding with his former debtor, sells the land of the latter, although he has been paid the debt which was due to him. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  16. Falsehood by word is committed when a witness swears to what he knows not to be true. Falsehood is usually attendant on crime. Roscoe, Cr. Ev. 362. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  17. A slander must be false to entitle the plaintiff to recover damages. But whether a libel be true or false the writer or publisher may be indicted for it. Bul N. P. 9; Selw. N. P. 1047 , note 6; 5 Co. 125; Hawk. B. 1, c. 73, s. 6. Vide Dig. 48, 10, 31; Id. 22, 6, 2; Code, 9, 22, 20. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  18. It is a general rule, that if a witness testifies falsely as to any one material fact, the whole of his testimony must be rejected but still the jury may consider whether the wrong statement be of such character, as to entitle the witness to be believed in other respects. 5 Shepl. R. 267. See Lie. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  19. Falsity; something untrue, contrariety to fact; lying, lie (s). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. n. Want of truth or veracity; an untrue assertion; —want of honesty or integrity; deceitfulness; perfidy;—counterfeit; imposture. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. Want of truth, want of veracity; want of honesty, treachery; a lie, a false assertion. Complete Dictionary

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