oath : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
  • n  a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
  • n  a solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behavior
    they took an oath of allegiance

  • She had memorized the Presidential oath, as prescribed by the Constitution, and was positive it ended with the words: "Preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United .
  • National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice is apparently not keen on going under oath for the Kean 911 commission.
  • Intent on driving out of the Irish Free State the oath of allegiance to King George, President Eamon de Valera was heartened last week by news that in London the House of Commons .
News & Articles

  • Letters to the Editor Tuesday
    I admire Paula Deen. How many of us would have had the honesty and integrity to jeopardize ourselves by telling the truth under oath. Paula knew full well the consequences of admitting the use of the "N" word.
    July 9, 2013 - Savannah Morning News
  • Marlborough resident takes oath in Sturbridge
    Odinir Braz of Marlborough was one of 95 people who took the Oath of Allegiance at Old Sturbridge Village on July 4, becoming one of the United States' newest citizens.  
    July 8, 2013 - The MetroWest Daily News
  • Dane Cook announces new stand-up comedy tour
    LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) -- Dane Cook says he plans to kick off "Under Oath," his latest U.S. stand-up comedy tour, Sept. 12 in Washington.
    July 8, 2013 - UPI

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