Let there be oaths enow ready at the door, swear out the devil himself.
“Mr. Silverton intends to swear out a warrant for their arrest,” Dan said.
In fact, unless you do git, I've decided to swear out a warrant for your arrest.
Then Ill have him before the alcalde to swear out a warrant.
It's an easy matter to swear out another warrant here in this city, and Mr. Merriwell is just the man to do it.
I'll see Ricaby at once, and to-morrow we'll swear out a habeas corpus.
"Vona, you swear out a warrant and I'll have him arrested," stammered the employer.
With the aid of the Lieutenant-Governor he succeeded in finding a man who would dare to swear out a warrant against him.
I've a darned good mind to swear out a warrant, anyway, Ford, and pinch you for disturbin' the peace!
Are you willing to swear out a warrant charging Mattie and her partner with dealing in stolen merchandise?
Old English swerian "take an oath" (class VI strong verb; past tense swor, past participle sworen), from Proto-Germanic *swarjan-, (cf. Old Saxon swerian, Old Norse sverja, Danish sverge, Old Frisian swera, Middle Dutch swaren, Old High German swerien, German schwören, Gothic swaren "to swear"), from PIE root *swer- (1) "to speak, talk, say" (cf. Old Church Slavonic svara "quarrel"). Also related to the second element in answer. The secondary sense of "use bad language" (early 15c.) developed from the notion of "invoke sacred names." Swear-word is American English colloquial from 1883. Swear off "desist as with a vow" is from 1898.