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- adj. Not sworn
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not sworn.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not bound by or stated on oath
At a court hearing on Dec. 15 at Fort Campbell, Ky., Miller submitted an unsworn statement in which he said he fired after Mohammed tried to grab his 9 mm pistol.
In unsworn testimony (which is common for defendants in military commissions and not subject to cross-examination), Khadr apologized to Mrs. Speer and to her family for the pain he had caused.
Later, he apologized to her in an unsworn statement, a maneuver that allowed him to address the court without having to face questions from the prosecution yet still make his most extensive public comments since his capture.
Two unsworn witnesses came forward to incriminate Conley.
Notice that they conveniently neglect to mention that Rove's statements were unsworn.
I am bemused that Metro1 treats the police report in a case like this as if it was dispassionate truth rather than the unsworn testimony of an interested party.
Comments suggest some states are different, such statements might be unsworn.
But it appears, at least, that some of the sworn (and unsworn, in the case of Cheney) statements of the key players doesn't coincide.
And like all the Bush scandals of the last six years, it would have languished and disappeared into obfuscation, unsworn testimony, secret testimony without transcripts, and no testimony.
The undersigned understands that the statements therein are made subject to the penalties law relating to unsworn falsification to authorities.
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