Definition of Forswearing in English :

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Forswearing meaning in English

Meaning of Forswearing in English

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Forswearing pronunciation in English

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1. forgoing, forswearing, renunciation

the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)

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verb -swears, -swearing, -swore or -sworn
1. (transitive)
to reject or renounce with determination or as upon oath
2. (transitive)
to deny or disavow absolutely or upon oath
he forswore any knowledge of the crime
to perjure (oneself)

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verb transitiveWord forms: forˈswore (ˈfɔrˈswɔr ; fôrˈswôrˈ), forˈsworn, forˈswearing
to renounce on oath; promise earnestly to give up
to deny earnestly or on oath
verb intransitive
to swear falsely; commit perjury

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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

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