loyalty oath

loyalty oath
n.
An oath of allegiance to a government or other institution, required of some public officials.

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loyalty oath
An oath that declares an individual's allegiance to the government and its institutions and disclaims support of ideologies or associations that oppose or threaten the government.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


loyalty oath
An oath that declares an individual's allegiance to the government and its institutions and disclaims support of ideologies or associations that oppose or threaten the government.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Loyalty oath — A loyalty oath is an oath of loyalty to an organization, institution, or state of which an individual is a member. In this context, a loyalty oath is distinct from pledge or oath of allegiance. It is an affirmation by which a person signs a… …   Wikipedia

  • loyalty oath — noun : a usually mandatory oath affirming the loyalty of its taker (as to a sovereign, government, or party principles) ruled the Genevese … with the help of loyalty oaths and the gibbet Times Literary Supplement the loyalty oath will be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • loyalty oath — An oath whereby an individual declares his allegiance to his government and its institutions and disclaims any support of foreign ideologies or associations. Such oaths as are required of various classifications of public officials and persons… …   Black's law dictionary

  • loyalty oath — An oath whereby an individual declares his allegiance to his government and its institutions and disclaims any support of foreign ideologies or associations. Such oaths as are required of various classifications of public officials and persons… …   Black's law dictionary

  • loyalty oath — An oath, required of a public officer or employee, as a condition of employment or continued employment, by which the affiant not only pledges himself in the customary form to support the Constitution of the United States and of his particular… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Oath of a Freeman — was a loyalty oath drawn up by the Pilgrims during the early 17th century. A freeman was an established member of a colony who was not under legal restraint. The Oath was a vow to defend the Commonwealth and not to conspire to overthrow the… …   Wikipedia

  • loyalty — c.1400, from O.Fr. loialté, leauté loyalty, fidelity; legitimacy; honesty; good quality (Mod.Fr. loyauté), from loial (see LOYAL (Cf. loyal)). Earlier leaute (mid 13c.), from the older French form. Loyalty oath first attested 1852 …   Etymology dictionary

  • oath — Any form of attestation by which a person signifies that he is bound in conscience to perform an act faithfully and truthfully, e.g. President s oath on entering office, Art. II, Sec. 1, U.S.Const. Vaughn v. State, 146 Tex.Cr.R. 586,177 S.W.2d 59 …   Black's law dictionary

  • oath — n. solemn promise; solemn promise to tell the truth 1) to administer an oath to smb. 2) to put smb. under oath 3) to swear, take an oath 4) to violate an oath 5) a solemn oath 6) a loyalty oath 7) an oath to + inf. (she took an oath to do her… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • oath — Synonyms and related words: Bible oath, assurance, avouch, avouchment, avow, avowal, curse, cuss, cuss word, dirty name, dirty word, dysphemism, epithet, expletive, extrajudicial oath, faith, foul invective, guarantee, guaranty, imprecation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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