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Pronunciation : For*swear"
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. forsweren, forswerien, AS. forswerian; pref. for- + swerian to swear. See For-, and Swear, v. i.]
Definition : 1. To reject or renounce upon oath; hence, to renounce earnestly, determinedly, or with protestations. I . . . do forswear her. Shak.

2. To deny upon oath. Like innocence, and as serenely bold As truth, how loudly he forswears thy gold! Dryden. To forswear one's self, to swear falsely; to peforswear thyself."

Syn. -- See Perjure.

t. [imp. Forswore; p. p. Forsworn; p. pr. & vb. n. Forswearing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : For*swear"
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To swear falsely; to commit perjury. Shak.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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