Definition of sworn in English:



  • 1(of testimony or evidence) given under oath.

    ‘he made a sworn statement’
    • ‘Her husband, in turn, forfeits any paternity claims over children born subsequent to their sworn oaths.’
    • ‘Since then, Davis has gathered hundreds of court records and the sworn testimony of two dozen witnesses.’
    • ‘What did you have in mind when you wrote that sentence in sworn evidence in Australia?’
    • ‘The claim was denied by Mr Ashcroft, who also gave sworn testimony yesterday.’
    • ‘Mr Griffin, you say at every point of her sworn evidence in her father's trial she said she did it for herself?’
    • ‘There was no reference to this meeting in any of the developer's sworn statements to the tribunal.’
    • ‘Now, Reid has asked the Thai embassy to allow Care to give a sworn statement to be sent to the Thai judge.’
    • ‘The article was based on a sworn statement not so far adduced in evidence at Dublin Castle.’
    • ‘Which is why it is usually the kind of question that needs some sworn evidence attached to it.’
    • ‘Hochhuth claimed that he had sworn statements from secret informers witnessed by eminent academics.’
    • ‘All they have to do is to put a sworn statement declaring that they were not part of the process.’
    • ‘He said if a woman found she was married to a stranger she would need to submit a sworn affidavit.’
    • ‘Neither side has asserted that the sworn evidence is inherently improbable.’
    • ‘Don't we have the right, even duty, to be outraged if they betray our trust and their own sworn oaths?’
    • ‘The judge asked the witness to be brought back again and give a sworn statement again.’
    • ‘The act obliges people making personal injury claims to make a sworn affidavit of their claim.’
    • ‘She did not have the funds to take him to court and she saw no benefit in going to court after she got his sworn information.’
    • ‘The only thing that will give us the answers seems to be a sworn inquiry.’
    • ‘Judging by their sworn statements, Smith will always get the benefit of the doubt before a jury of his peers.’
    • ‘He then stated that he was pretty sure that he did not receive the sworn information, but that he did not recall it.’
    recognized, admitted, accepted, approved, accredited, confirmed, declared, proclaimed, confessed, avowed
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  • 2Determined to remain in the role or condition specified.

    ‘they were sworn enemies’
    • ‘The mention of critics can only bring us to the topic of Nunn's sworn enemy.’
    • ‘They were sworn enemies and officially I don't think they recognised that they used the same data centre.’
    • ‘Why am I so driven to protect her, she who by definition should be my sworn enemy?’
    • ‘They must provide hospitality to anyone who asks even if he be a sworn enemy.’
    • ‘Our sworn opponent may not so much have rejected this truth as failed to grasp it.’
    • ‘It may like to be hailed as the saviour of Hindus but not as the sworn enemy of minorities.’
    • ‘It requires you sit down and strike deals not with your friends, but with your sworn enemies.’
    • ‘She was still my sworn enemy who was trying to tear me down in whatever way possible.’
    • ‘It wasn't long before brother and sister were sworn enemies.’
    • ‘Perhaps worse, he has made a sworn enemy of the man who just happens to be the best fly - fisherman in the Dale.’
    • ‘This country was owned by a sworn enemy of Richard - Duke Leopold of Austria.’
    • ‘As with nearly every cartoon with a dog or a cat in it, there has to be a representative of their sworn enemies.’
    • ‘My mother and stepmother are sworn enemies owing to my mother's treatment of my stepsister when we were small.’
    • ‘Through lies and misunderstanding this results in him becoming the sworn enemy of his own mother.’
    • ‘Somehow they blamed each other, deciding their sworn enemy was the sole reason for their anger.’
    committed, devoted, staunch, stalwart, firm, steadfast, resolute, unwavering, loyal, faithful, true, dyed-in-the-wool, through and through
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