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Oath meaning

oath - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. a commitment to tell the truth ( especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
  2. 2. a solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behavior; " they took an oath of allegience"
  3. 3. A solemn affirmation, connected with a sacred object, or one regarded as sacred, as the temple, the altar, the blood of Abel, the Bible, the Koran, etc.
  4. 4. An appeal ( in verification of a statement made) to a superior sanction, in such a form as exposes the party making the appeal to an indictment for perjury if the statement be false.
  5. 5. A careless and blasphemous use of the name of the divine Being, or anything divine or sacred, by way of appeal or as a profane exclamation or ejaculation; an expression of profane swearing.
  6. 6. A solemn affirmation with an appeal to God; a blasphemous use of the name of the Deity.

oath - examples of usage

  1. All such as were sent out of the state for refusing to take the oath required of them by law and had returned. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. That statement, however, is not an oath, and therefore does not form part of the evidence. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. With a furious oath he dropped his hand from the rein. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
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