from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To recall a previously sworn oath.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


un- +‎ swear (Wiktionary)



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