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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having been asserted as true under oath.
  • adjective Bound or empowered by an oath.
  • adjective Avowed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Past participle of swear; as an adjective, bound by or as by an oath.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • p. p. of swear.
  • originally, companions in arms who took an oath to share together good and bad fortune; hence, faithful friends.
  • determined or irreconcilable enemies.
  • close friends.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Given under oath.
  • verb Past participle of swear

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective bound by or as if by an oath
  • adjective bound by or stated on oath

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