Forswear meaning

fôr-swâr
To make (oneself) guilty of perjury.
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To make (oneself) guilty of perjury.
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To swear falsely; commit perjury.
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To swear falsely; commit perjury.
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To renounce on oath; promise earnestly to give up.
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To deny earnestly or on oath.
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To swear falsely; commit perjury.
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To renounce or deny something, especially under oath.
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(intransitive) To commit perjury.
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be forsworn
  • To commit perjury.
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be forsworn
  • To commit perjury.
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forswear oneself
  • to swear falsely; perjure oneself
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

be forsworn
be forsworn
forswear oneself

Origin of forswear

  • Middle English forsweren from Old English forswerian for- wrongly for– swerian to swear swear

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English forsweren from Old English forswerian for- wrongly for– swerian to swear swear

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English forsweren, from Old English forswerian (“to swear falsely”). More at for- +‎ swear.

    From Wiktionary