Forswearing
Forswear For*swear", v. t. [imp. {Forswore}; p. p. {Forsworn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Forswearing}.] [OE. forsweren, forswerien, AS. forswerian; pref. for- + swerian to swear. See {For-}, and {Swear}, v. i.] 1. To reject or renounce upon oath; hence, to renounce earnestly, determinedly, or with protestations. [1913 Webster]

I . . . do forswear her. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To deny upon oath. [1913 Webster]

Like innocence, and as serenely bold As truth, how loudly he forswears thy gold! --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{To forswear one's self}, to swear falsely; to perjure one's self. ``Thou shalt not forswear thyself.'' --Matt. v. 33.

Syn: See {Perjure}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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