• (adj): Bound by or as if by an oath.
    Example: "According to an early tradition became his sworn brother"; "sworn enemies"
    Synonyms: pledged
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on sworn:

Fresno Police Department
... In 2005, the department had 807 sworn personnel and 406 non-sworn personnel ... Those numbers have since dropped to 768 sworn officers and 200 non-sworn employees ...
Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office (California) - Rank Structure
... Currently, the Sheriff's Office has 586 full-time sworn staff ... 85 Sergeants 431 Deputy Sheriffs In addition to the full-time sworn staff, the Sheriff's Office has 65 Reserve Deputy Sheriffs ... entire operation, the Department employs 223 non-sworn, civilian staff ...
Colorado House Career Of Douglas Bruce - 2008 Legislative Session - Swearing-in Controversy
... Bruce postponed being sworn in until January 14, 2008—several days after the start of the legislative session—in order to be eligible to serve a full ... response to Bruce's actions, called for legislation requiring that newly-appointed legislators be sworn in within a specific period of time ... Such a bill, which would require appointed legislators to be sworn in within 14 days of their selection, was introduced later in the session by Democratic Reps ...
Los Angeles Airport Police - Rank Structure
... a lieutenant neither has any operational authority over sworn officers ... Other civilian (non-sworn) employees have their own supervisory ranks, depending on position and job classifications ... Sworn supervisors may supervise both sworn and (non-sworn) employees, however, civilian (non-sworn) supervisors do not supervise sworn employees ...
Albanian Sworn Virgins - Overview
... A woman becomes a sworn virgin by swearing an irrevocable oath, in front of 12 village or tribal elders, to practice celibacy ... A woman can become a sworn virgin at any age, either to satisfy her parents or herself ... The sworn virgin is believed to be the only formal, socially defined female-to-male cross-gender and cross-dressing role in Europe ...

More definitions of "sworn":

  • (adj): Bound by or stated on oath.
    Example: "Now my sworn friend and then mine enemy"- Shakespeare

Famous quotes containing the word sworn:

    They are sworn enemies of lyric poetry.
    In prison they accompany the jailer,
    Enter cells to hear confessions.
    Their short-end comes down
    When you least expect it.
    Charles Simic (b. 1938)

    Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.
    Elizabeth I (1533–1603)

    Reason and love are sworn enemies.
    Pierre Corneille (1606–1684)