KJV Dictionary Definition: forswear


FORSWEAR, v.t. pret. forswore; pp. forsworn. See Swear and Answer.

1. To reject or renounce upon oath.

2. To deny upon oath.

Like innocence, and as serenely bold as truth, how loudly he forswears thy gold.

To forswear one's self, is to swear falsely; to perjure one's self.

Thou shalt not forswear thyself. Matt. 5.

FORSWEAR, v.i. To swear falsely; to commit perjury.


FORSWEARER, n. One who rejects on oath; one who is perjured; one that swears a false oath.


FORSWEARING, ppr. Denying on oath; swearing falsely.