oath, under

oath, under
Describes the state of a person after swearing an oath.

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  • oath — n 1: a solemn attestation of the truth of one s words or the sincerity of one s intentions; specif: one accompanied by calling upon a deity as a witness 2: a promise (as to perform official duties faithfully) corroborated by an oath compare… …   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

  • under oath — phrasal or on oath also upon oath : under the solemn obligation of an oath was under oath to tell all he knew * * * having sworn to tell the truth, esp. in a court of law * * * under oath (also on oath) law : having made a formal pr …   Useful english dictionary

  • oath — [[t]o͟ʊθ[/t]] oaths 1) N COUNT: oft N of n An oath is a formal promise, especially a promise to be loyal to a person or country. → See also Hippocratic oath He took an oath of loyalty to the government... He swore an oath promising to uphold and… …   English dictionary

  • oath — [[t]oʊθ[/t]] n. pl. oaths (ōtz, ōths). 1) a solemn appeal to a deity or to some revered person or thing to witness one s determination to speak the truth or keep a promise 2) any statement, promise, or affirmation accepted as the equivalent of… …   From formal English to slang

  • Oath Keepers — is an American nonprofit organization[1] that advocates that its members (current and former U.S. military and law enforcement) uphold the Constitution of the United States should they be ordered to violate it.[2] The Oath Keepers motto is Not On …   Wikipedia

  • oath — [əʊθ ǁ oʊθ] noun [countable] 1. a formal promise to do something: • The president has taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution. • The new president will take the oath of office next week. 2. be under oath also …   Financial and business terms

  • Oath (horse) — Oath Racing colours of The Thoroughbred Corp Sire Fairy King Grandsire Northern Dancer …   Wikipedia

  • oath — [əuθ US ouθ] n plural oaths [əuðz US ouðz] [: Old English; Origin: ath] 1.) a formal and very serious promise oath of loyalty/allegiance/obedience etc (to sb) ▪ an oath of allegiance to the Queen swear/take an oath ▪ Servicemen have to swear an… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oath — [ ouθ ] (plural oaths [ ouðz ] ) noun count 1. ) a formal promise, especially one made in a court of law: an oath of loyalty take/swear an oath: Even today, all new American citizens officially take an oath of allegiance. a ) be under/on oath to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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