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unsworn

Definition:

not bound by or stated on oath

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more unsworn

Superlative:

most unsworn

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • the witness stands unsworn
  • unsworn testimony

Etymology:

un- + sworn
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

unsworn | unswear | abjure [synonym, sense-specific]

[of] "unswear" | to retract or revoke (a sworn oath); abjure (10 of 241 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/unsworn

Merriam-Webster:

unswear | unswore [past tense] | unsworn [past participle] | unswearing [present participle]

[archaic] to unsay or retract something sworn | [archaic] to recant or recall (as an oath) especially by a second oath (20 of 35 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/unswear

Oxford Dictionary:

unsworn [law]

(of testimony or evidence) not given under oath (8 of 35 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/unsworn

unsworn

Syllabification: (un·sworn) | [law] | (of testimony or evidence) not given under oath. (11 of 30 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

unswear | unswore [past tense] | unsworn [present participle] | unswearing [3rd-person singular present]

To retract (an oath), often by swearing another oath. | To recant or retract something sworn. (15 of 31 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/unswear

Wiktionary:

unsworn [law]

Not sworn (2 of 23 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/unsworn

Random House Dictionary:

unswear | unswore [past tense] | unsworn [past participle] | unswearing [present participle]

to retract (something sworn or sworn to); recant by a subsequent oath; abjure. (13 of 21 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/unswear

New World Dictionary:

unswear | unswore [past tense] | unsworn [present participle]

to recant or take back (something sworn to), as by another oath; abjure (13 of 21 words, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

Wiktionary:

unsworn [law]

Origin: un- + sworn

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/unsworn

un-

Origin: Middle English un-, from Old English un- ("un-"), from Proto-Germanic *un- ("un-"), from ... | Middle English on-, from Old English ond-, and- ("against, facing, toward; in return, back, without"), from... (30 of 113 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/un-

Collins Dictionary:

sworn | swear

Origin: Old English swerian; related to Old Norse sverja, Gothic swaran, Old Frisian swera, German schwören

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sworn

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

unsworn

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "unsworn"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "unsworn"

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Google Dictionary:

unsworn

Audio: English pronunciation of "unsworn"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

unsworn

Audio: North American pronunciation of "unsworn"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=unswea​03 word=unsworn

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