Forswear

Definition of Forswear

For`swear´
v. t.1.To reject or renounce upon oath; hence, to renounce earnestly, determinedly, or with protestations.
[imp. Forswore ; p. p. Forsworn ; p. pr. & vb. n. Forswearing.]
I . . . do forswear her.
- Shak.
2.To deny upon oath.
Like innocence, and as serenely bold
As truth, how loudly he forswears thy gold!
- Dryden.
To forswear one's self
to swear falsely; to perjure one's self.
- Matt. v. 33.
v. i.1.To swear falsely; to commit perjury.

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