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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 December 18, 2015