Legally Sworn Law and Legal Definition

Legally sworn refers to put under oath or being bound by an oath. A person may be punished for false swearing on any subject in which he can legally be sworn and he willfully and knowingly swears, deposes, or gives in evidence that which is false. [Smiddy v. Commonwealth, 214 Ky. 100 (Ky. 1926)]. Before punishment for false swearing can be imposed it is requisite that the evidence must be given on a subject in which defendant can be legally sworn.