False statement

Definition - Noun
: a statement that is known or believed by its maker to be incorrect or untrue and is made esp. with intent to deceive or mislead <submitted a false statement to obtain the loan>
: the federal crime of concealing a material fact, making a false statement, or using documents known to be falsified
see also exculpatory no doctrine
compare perjury

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