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also fore·swear  (fôr-swâr′)
v. for·swore (-swôr′), for·sworn (-swôrn′), for·swear·ing, for·swears
a. To decide or declare that one will not or will no longer engage in (an activity or habit, for example): a political group that has forsworn violence.
b. To decide or declare that one will not or will no longer use or be associated with (something): "He had cast in his lot with the lions and forsworn the lambs" (Robert Louis Stevenson).
c. To disavow under oath: "He was forced to take an oath forswearing heretical views" (Garry Wills).
2. To make (oneself) guilty of perjury.
To swear falsely; commit perjury
be forsworn
To commit perjury.

[Middle English forsweren, from Old English forswerian : for-, wrongly; see for- + swerian, to swear; see swear.]


the past participle of forswear
forˈswornness n


(fɔrˈswɔrn, -ˈswoʊrn) pp. of forswear.
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or foresworn
Marked by lying under oath:
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The Hawkweed Legacy picks up the story after the dust of battle has subsided and the Hawkweed witch clan is left leaderless as heartbroken Poppy travels to Africa to explore who she is and contemplate her own future without Leo her forsworn love.
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The fact is that no president, Republican or Democrat, has ever forsworn the first strike capacity," Tillerson said.
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