forsworn

[ fawr-swawrn, -swohrn ]
/ fɔrˈswɔrn, -ˈswoʊrn /

verb

past participle of forswear.

adjective

Related forms

for·sworn·ness, nounun·for·sworn, adjective

Definition for forsworn (2 of 2)

forswear

[ fawr-swair ]
/ fɔrˈswɛər /

verb (used with object), for·swore, for·sworn, for·swearing.

to reject or renounce under oath: to forswear an injurious habit.
to deny vehemently or under oath.
to perjure (oneself).

verb (used without object), for·swore, for·sworn, for·swearing.

to swear falsely; commit perjury.

Origin of forswear

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

Related forms

for·swear·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for forsworn (1 of 2)

forsworn

/ (fɔːˈswɔːn) /

verb

the past participle of forswear

Derived Forms

forswornness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for forsworn (2 of 2)

forswear

/ (fɔːˈswɛə) /

verb -swears, -swearing, -swore or -sworn

(tr) to reject or renounce with determination or as upon oath
(tr) to deny or disavow absolutely or upon oathhe forswore any knowledge of the crime
to perjure (oneself)

Derived Forms

forswearer, noun

Word Origin for forswear

Old English forswearian
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