oath

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 oath — [ōth] n. pl. oaths [ōthz, ōths] [ME oth < OE ath, akin to Ger eid, prob. via Celt < IE * oitos (> OIr ōeth) < base * ei , to go (basic sense: ? to advance to take an oath) > YEAR, L ire, to go] 1. a) a ritualistic declaration,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Oath — ([=o]th), n.; pl. {Oaths} ([=o][th]z). [OE. othe, oth, ath, AS. [=a][eth]; akin to D. eed, OS. [=e][eth], G. eid, Icel. ei[eth]r, Sw. ed, Dan. eed, Goth. ai[thorn]s; cf. OIr. oeth.] 1. A solemn affirmation or declaration, made with a reverent… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 oath — (n.) O.E. að oath, judicial swearing, solemn appeal to deity in witness of truth or a promise, from P.Gmc. *aithaz (Cf. O.N. eiðr, Swed. ed, O.Fris. eth, Du. eed, Ger. eid, Goth. aiþs oath ), from PIE *oi to an oath (Cf. O.Ir. oeth …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 oath — ► NOUN (pl. oaths) 1) a solemn promise, especially one that calls on a deity as a witness. 2) an obscene or blasphemous utterance. ● under (or on) oath Cf. ↑under oath ORIGIN Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Oath — [ouθ] der; , s [ouθz] <aus gleichbed. engl. oath> (veraltet) Eid, Schwur …

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  • 10 oath — [n1] promise adjuration, affidavit, affirmation, avowal, bond, contract, deposition, pledge, profession, sworn declaration, sworn statement, testimony, vow, word, word of honor; concepts 71,278 Ant. break oath [n2] curse blasphemy, cuss*, cuss… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 OATH — can mean: Object oriented Abstract Type Hierarchy Initiative For Open Authentication This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point d …

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  • 12 Oath — (spr. Ohsh), Eid; O. of abjuration (spr. O. of äbbdschurehsch n), s.u. Abjuriren 2); O. of allegiance (spr. O. of ällihdschens), s.u. Allegiance …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 13 oath — A solid affirmation to tell the truth, oftentimes sworn in front of a Notary or Commissioner for Taking Oaths. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 14 OATH — IN THE BIBLE Definition and Form The truth or inviolability of one s words was commonly attested in ancient Israel by oath – a self curse made in conditional form that went into effect if the condition was fulfilled; e.g., May harm befall me if I …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 15 Oath — This article is about promise or a statement of fact. For the village in Somerset, England, see Oath, Somerset. For acronyms, see OATH. Tennis Court Oath by Jacques Louis David …

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  • 16 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

  • 17 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

  • 18 oath — /ohth/, n., pl. oaths /ohdhz, ohths/. 1. a solemn appeal to a deity, or to some revered person or thing, to witness one s determination to speak the truth, to keep a promise, etc.: to testify upon oath. 2. a statement or promise strengthened by… …

    Universalium

  • 19 oath — noun 1 formal promise ADJECTIVE ▪ sacred, solemn ▪ blood ▪ Hippocratic ▪ a doctor s Hippocratic oath ▪ presidential …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 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… …

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