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Forswear

In Criminal Law, to make oath to that which the deponent knows to be untrue. This term is wider in its scope than perjury, for the latter, as a technical term, includes the idea of the oath being taken before a competent court or officer and relating to a material issue, which is not implied by the word forswear.

forswear

verb abandon, abhor, abjure, abnegate, avoid, break off, cast aside, cast away, cast off, decline, deny, desert, disaccustom, discard, disclaim, discontinue, disdain, dispense with, divest oneself, do without, drop, eschew, forego, forsake, give up, lay aside, leave, let alone, omit, part with, proscribe, quit, refrain from, refuse, reject, relinquish, renounce, repel, repudiate, sacrifice, scorn, shun, spurn, toss aside, waive, withdraw from, yield
See also: abandon, answer, bear false witness, betray, cloak, contradict, deceive, deny, disavow, disclaim, discontinue, disown, eschew, exclude, fabricate, falsify, forfeit, forgo, lie, palter, perjure, prevaricate, quit, refuse, reject, relinquish, renounce, reply, repudiate, surrender

forswear

to perjure oneself See PERJURY.
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Not just the disappearance and non-recurrence of the feelings of resentment that we are trying to forswear.
I told her: 'Miss, I'm very sorry, but I cannot forswear an allegiance that I do not have.
But when my abbot noticed that I was holding in my hands a little book printed in civil letters, he told me frankly and plainly, like a Delphic priestess speaking from her tripod, that if I did not forswear such books I should lose even the little sense that I had.
Over the past 20 years, incentives have been used to successfully encourage other emergent and existing nuclear weapons powers to forswear the bomb, making the world a much safer place.
Despite 'perestroika' and 'glasnost,' it may be many decades before "all the Russians" forswear the culture of death.
Unless you homestead in the remotest patch of Bush Alaska and forswear all modem "entertainment," you might as well resign yourself to violence in one form or another rubbed in your face almost daily.
Mansilla, Horacio Quiroga, Vargas Llosa, Garcia Marquez, and Carlos Fuentes-Alonso discovers a counternarrative that is an attempt to forswear modernity or to keep it at bay.
But it is one of the purposes of editorial writing, and one no newspaper worth the name would forswear.
The President has determined that the continued vitality of all three DOE nuclear weapons laboratories will be essential"--especially if the United States hopes to forswear nuclear testing for the next few years, Energy Secretary Hazel R.
Nike now insists that each of its suppliers sign a "memorandum of understanding," which is supposed to guarantee that contractors comply with Nike's codes, forswear forced labor and respect the environment.
Both companies forswear realizing revenues from the impending commercialization of Amarantus' NuroPro, a sophisticated test developed to more accurately and easily diagnose Parkinson's disease.