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Criminal Resource Manual 1472 Definition -- "Falsely"

1472

Definition—"Falsely"

"Falsely" is sometimes used to imply scienter, and the word has been construed to mean something designedly untrue or deceitful and as involving an intention to perpetrate some fraud; in a sense it means perfidiously or treacherously. 35 C.J.S. Falsely, 789, 790. "Falsely" is defined as "in a false manner, erroneously, not truly, perfidiously or treacherously." Black's Law Dictionary 540 (Rev. 5th ed. 1979).

[cited in USAM 9-64.300]

Updated February 19, 2015