break-vow

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Etymology[edit]

break +‎ vow

Noun[edit]

break-vow (plural break-vows)

  1. (obsolete, derogatory) An untrustworthy person; someone who habitually breaks vows and promises.
    • c. 1595, Shakespeare, William, King John, act 2, scene 1:
      With that same purpose-changer, that sly devil, / That broker, that still breaks the pate of faith, / That daily break-vow, he that wins of all, / Of kings, of beggars, old men, young men, maids,

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