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

past participle of .
[fawr-swair] /fɔrˈswɛər/
verb (used with object), forswore, forsworn, forswearing.
to reject or renounce under oath:
to forswear an injurious habit.
to deny vehemently or under oath.
to perjure (oneself).
verb (used without object), forswore, forsworn, forswearing.
to swear falsely; commit perjury.
the past participle of forswear
verb -swears, -swearing, -swore, -sworn
(transitive) to reject or renounce with determination or as upon oath
(transitive) to deny or disavow absolutely or upon oath: he forswore any knowledge of the crime
to perjure (oneself)

from Old English forsworenne, past participle of forswerian (see forswear).

Old English forswerian “swear falsely,” also “abandon or renounce on oath,” from for- “completely” + swerian “to swear.” Related: Forswore; forsworn; forswearing.


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