swear out
transitive verb Date: 1850 to procure (a warrant for arrest) by making a sworn accusation

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  • swear out — vt: to procure (a warrant) by making a sworn statement; also: to make (a sworn affidavit) to procure a warrant Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • swear out — verb To obtain (a warrant or the like) by swearing to facts. He further testified that he assistant city solicitor submitted to him a written opinion, to the effect that the playing of baseball within the city on Sunday did not constitute any… …   Wiktionary

  • swear out — {v.} To get (a written order to do something) by swearing that a person has broken the law. * /The policeman swore out a warrant for the suspect s arrest./ * /The detectives swore out a search warrant./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swear out — {v.} To get (a written order to do something) by swearing that a person has broken the law. * /The policeman swore out a warrant for the suspect s arrest./ * /The detectives swore out a search warrant./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swear\ out — v To get (a written order to do something) by swearing that a person has broken the law. The policeman swore out a warrant for the suspect s arrest. The detectives swore out a search warrant …   Словарь американских идиом

  • swear out — verb deliver a warrant or summons to someone (Freq. 1) He was processed by the sheriff • Syn: ↑serve, ↑process • Derivationally related forms: ↑process (for: ↑process) …   Useful english dictionary

  • swear out — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. charge with, enter a charge against, obtain a warrant; see accuse …   English dictionary for students

  • swear — [swer] vi. swore, sworn, swearing [ME swerien < OE swerian, akin to Ger schwören < IE base * swer , to speak > OSlav svariti, to revile] 1. to make a solemn declaration with an appeal to God or to something held sacred for confirmation… …   English World dictionary

  • swear — swearer, n. swearingly, adv. /swair/, v., swore or (Archaic) sware; sworn; swearing. v.i. 1. to make a solemn declaration or affirmation by some sacred being or object, as a deity or the Bible. 2. to bind oneself by oath. 3. to give evidence or… …   Universalium

  • swear — [[t]swɛər[/t]] v. swore, sworn, swear•ing 1) to make a solemn declaration or affirmation by some sacred being or object, as a deity or the Bible 2) to bind oneself by oath; vow 3) law to give evidence or make a statement on oath 4) to use profane …   From formal English to slang

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