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 for Forswearing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forswear \For*swear"\, v. t. [imp. Forswore; p. p. Forsworn;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Forswearing.] [OE. forsweren, forswerien,
     AS. forswerian; pref. for- + swerian to swear. See For-,
     and Swear, v. i.]
     1. To reject or renounce upon oath; hence, to renounce
        earnestly, determinedly, or with protestations.
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              I . . . do forswear her.              --Shak.
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     2. To deny upon oath.
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              Like innocence, and as serenely bold
              As truth, how loudly he forswears thy gold!
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     To forswear one's self, to swear falsely; to perjure one's
        self. "Thou shalt not forswear thyself." --Matt. v. 33.
     Syn: See Perjure.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or
           surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege
           etc.) [syn: renunciation, forgoing, forswearing]

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