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Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English forswerian; equivalent to for- +‎ sweren.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɔrˈswɛːrən/, /fɔrˈswɛːriən/

VerbEdit

forsweren

  1. To perform perjury; to lie in legal testimony.
  2. To disobey or act against a binding contract or oath.
  3. To be exiled from a realm or nation; to be banished.
  4. To deny, reject, or cast off a belief previously held.
  5. (rare) To strip oneself of privileges or rights.
  6. (rare, Christianity) To make a oath against God.
  7. (rare) To plot or scheme evilly.

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