Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To retract (an oath), often by swearing another oath.
  • intransitive verb To recant or retract something sworn.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To recant, revoke, or recall by a subsequent oath; retract by a second oath; abjure.
  • To recant or recall on oath.

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

  • transitive verb To recant or recall, as an oath; to recall after having sworn; to abjure.
  • intransitive verb To recall an oath.

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

  • verb To recall a previously sworn oath.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

un- +‎ swear

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