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Definition of "sworn" []

  • Past participle of swear. (verb)
  • Having been asserted as true under oath: sworn statements by witnesses. (adjective)
  • Bound or empowered by an oath: a sworn official. (adjective)
  • Avowed: a sworn friend. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sworn" in a sentence
  • "III. v.68 (338,2) a sworn rioter] A _sworn rioter_ is a man who practises riot, as if he had by an oath made it his duty."
  • "A number of employees of mortgage servicers who signed documents indicating that they had reviewed the accuracy of thousands of foreclosure proceedings have testified in sworn depositions that they didn't actually perform at least some of the reviews."
  • "Already, investigators have obtained in sworn testimony detailed descriptions of what took place inside the foreclosure companies."