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Noun: forswearing  for'sweh-ring
  1. The act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)
    - renunciation, forgoing
Verb: forswear (forswore,forsworn)  for'swehr
  1. Formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
    "She forswore her beliefs";
    - abjure, recant, retract, resile

Derived forms: forswearings

Type of: disown, rejection, renounce, repudiate

Encyclopedia: Forswearing