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

  Swear \Swear\, v. i. [imp. Swore, formerly Sware; p. p.
     Sworn; p. pr. & vb. n. Swearing.] [OE. swerien, AS.
     swerian; akin to D. zweren, OS. swerian, OHG. swerien, G.
     schw["o]ren, Icel. sverja, Sw. sv[aum]rja, Dan. svaerge,
     Icel. & Sw. svara to answer, Dan. svare, Dan. & Sw. svar an
     answer, Goth. swaran to swear, and perhaps to E. swarm.
     [root]177. Cf. Answer.]
     1. To affirm or utter a solemn declaration, with an appeal to
        God for the truth of what is affirmed; to make a promise,
        threat, or resolve on oath; also, to affirm solemnly by
        some sacred object, or one regarded as sacred, as the
        Bible, the Koran, etc.
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              Ye shall swear by my name falsely.    --Lev. xix.
                                                    12.
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              I swear by all the Roman gods.        --Shak.
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     2. (Law) To give evidence on oath; as, to swear to the truth
        of a statement; he swore against the prisoner.
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     3. To make an appeal to God in an irreverant manner; to use
        the name of God or sacred things profanely; to call upon
        God in imprecation; to curse.
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              [I] swore little; diced not above seven times a
              week.                                 --Shak.
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     To swear by, to place great confidence in a person or
        thing; to trust implicitly as an authority. "I simply
        meant to ask if you are one of those who swear by Lord
        Verulam." --Miss Edgeworth.
  
     To swear off, to make a solemn vow, or a serious
        resolution, to abstain from something; as, to swear off
        smoking. [Slang]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sworn \Sworn\,
     p. p. of Swear.
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     Sworn brothers, originally, companions in arms who took an
        oath to share together good and bad fortune; hence,
        faithful friends.
  
     Sworn enemies, determined or irreconcilable enemies.
  
     Sworn friends, close friends.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sworn
      adj 1: bound by or as if by an oath; "according to an early
             tradition became his sworn brother"; "sworn enemies"
             [syn: pledged, sworn]
      2: bound by or stated on oath; "now my sworn friend and then
         mine enemy"- Shakespeare [ant: unsworn]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "sworn":
     affianced, affirmed, alleged, announced, asserted, asseverated,
     assured, attested, averred, avouched, avowed, betrothed, bound,
     certified, committed, compromised, confirmed, contracted, declared,
     deep-dyed, deep-rooted, deep-seated, deposed, dyed-in-the-wool,
     engaged, entrenched, enunciated, guaranteed, intended, manifestoed,
     obligated, pledged, plighted, predicated, professed, promised,
     pronounced, settled, stated, sworn to, underwritten, vouched,
     vouched for, vowed, warranted
  
  

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