What does the word forswear mean?

Usage examples for forswear

  1. You would forswear yourself. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. A veritable Judas, preparing to forswear his people and their cause, willing to lie and deny his participation. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  3. Fear not, Madam, I said, if the militia be out, and I fall, it will go hard that I die before I have time to forswear myself yet again for the sake of thy family. – The Heart's Highway A Romance of Virginia in the Seventeeth Century by Mary E. Wilkins