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You are suffering a serious UIX1 problem. It is common in many fields to use expressions which have a different meaning than in common language. In my field of expertise "alpha" is not a Greek letter but "an early test version of a computer software program". There are good reasons for using this specialized jargon. Brevity. The need to ...


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It's the whole truth of your experience If I were to say "I saw John going into the store", in reality it may have been someone else, or they may have simply walked past the store (if you saw them from an angle for that to be possible). Or maybe you were just hallucinating or misremembering. But it is a true account of (your memory of) what you ...


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Liability for perjury is governed by the language of the applicable perjury statute and the related case law, not by the language of the oath itself. The situation in the case of contempt of court is similar. For legal purposes, you either swear or affirm something, or you don't. It is a binary matter that doesn't depend upon the exact language of the oath ...


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I think you should take "the whole truth" as simply short for "all the truth known to the witness, within the limits of the rules of evidence as applied by the judge." and take "nothing but the truth" to mean "no intentionally false statements included". I cannot be sure, but I suspect the response in the question ...


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Perjury is a crime In general, Perjury is defined as knowingly telling a lie (not necessarily just falsehood) to the court. The intention behind it is usually to prevent justice to get a correct verdict on correct facts. For example, to shield someone from or to blame someone for a crime. Such behavior is a problem for the courts, so there are usually laws ...


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Perjury is more than a lie It is a knowing deceit undertaken with the express purpose of misleading the court on a material issue. It isn’t misremembering, or contradicting oneself (or others), or stating falsehoods believing they are truths, or lying about things that don’t matter. The fact that one party’s recollection of events are different from another’...


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