Definitions

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  • n. One who forswears.
  • n. One who swears a false oath; perjurer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who rejects of renounces upon oath; one who swears a false oath.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who forswears; one who swears a false oath; a perjurer.

Etymologies

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From Middle English forswerere, equivalent to forswear +‎ -er.

Examples

  • And before any person could take notice thereof, hee became (of a theefe) Ruffian, forswearer, and murtherer, as formerly he had-beene a great Preacher; yet not abandoning the forenamed vices, when secretly he could put any of them in execution.

    The Decameron

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