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Definitions of forsworn

forsworn  (fɔːˈswɔːn

Definitions

verb

  1. the past participle of forswear

Derived Forms

forˈswornness  noun

forswear  (fɔːˈswɛə

Definitions

verb

-swears -swearing -swore -sworn
  1. (transitive) to reject or renounce with determination or as upon oath
  2. (transitive) to deny or disavow absolutely or upon oath   ⇒ he forswore any knowledge of the crime
  3. to perjure (oneself)

Derived Forms

forˈswearer  noun

Word Origin

Old English forswearian

Example Sentences Including 'forsworn'

`They've forsworn their ten-off-the-eight, and now they think everyone else should do the same.
Magnus Mills THE SCHEME FOR FULL EMPLOYMENT (2003)

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