forsworn

[fawr-swawrn, -swohrn]

forswornness, noun
unforsworn, adjective
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forswear

[fawr-swair]
verb (used with object), forswore, forsworn, forswearing.
1.
to reject or renounce under oath: to forswear an injurious habit.
2.
to deny vehemently or under oath.
3.
to perjure (oneself).
verb (used without object), forswore, forsworn, forswearing.
4.
to swear falsely; commit perjury.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English forsweren, Old English forswerian. See for-, swear

forswearer, noun


1. abjure, relinquish, forgo, forsake, abandon.
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forswear (fɔːˈswɛə)
 
vb , -swears, -swearing, -swore, -sworn
1.  (tr) to reject or renounce with determination or as upon oath
2.  (tr) to deny or disavow absolutely or upon oath: he forswore any knowledge of the crime
3.  to perjure (oneself)
 
[Old English forswearian]
 
for'swearer
 
n

forsworn (fɔːˈswɔːn)
 
vb
the past participle of forswear
 
for'swornness
 
n

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forswear
O.E. forswerian "swear falsely," also "abandon or renounce on oath," from for- "completely" + swerian "to swear."

forsworn
O.E. forsworenne, pp. of forswear.
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Example sentences
But all oaths forsworn were no longer binding, he said today.
Especially in the studio, he has forsworn convention and steered clear of the
  standard repertory.
It is also crucial that other forms of bank bailouts be forsworn.
No president has ever forsworn our ability to use nuclear weapons.
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