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take an oath

to make an oath; to swear to something. You must take an oath that you will never tell anyone about this. When I was a witness in court, I had to take an oath that I would tell the truth.
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under oath

Fig. bound by an oath; having taken an oath. You must tell the truth because you are under oath. I was placed under oath before I could testify in the trial.
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on/under ˈoath

(law) having made a formal promise to tell the truth in a court of law: Is she prepared to give evidence on oath?The judge reminded the witness that he was still under oath.
See also: oath, on

take an oath

To agree to a pledge of truthfulness or faithful performance.
See also: oath, take

under oath

Under a burden or responsibility to speak truthfully or perform an action faithfully.
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On February 8, PHC, it may be recalled, had directed the KP Assembly speaker to issue order of production of Kumar, the petitioner, to administer his oath as an MPA of KP on minority seat in terms of Article 65 of the Constitution.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker Mehmood Jan and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Parliamentary Leader Sardar Aurangzeb Nalota warned the speaker that they would boycott the sitting if Kumar was brought for the oath.
Kumar's lawyer Muhib Jan Salarzai appeared before the court and argued that though the court had issued directives, Kumar was not allowed in the assembly and his oath was not taken.
On Tuesday, angry members of KPAssemblyhad broken the quorum of the house to block the administering of oath to MPA-elect on minority seat Kumar,an accused in the murder of former KP Assembly lawmaker Sardar Suran Singh.
Before he took the oath as the purported 'People's President', businesses, especially in Nairobi, were low and under-performing because of the uncertainties that prevailed.
The high court bench comprising of Justice Ikramaullah Khan and Justice Mohammad Ghazafar directed the Speaker to take oath from Kumar as provincial assembly member and disposed of the petition of Kumar.
They recited this oath before leaving for the climax of the winter season, the Winter Olympics, taking place in Pyeongchang between February 9-25.
Roberto Teo, husband of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, also took his oath as member of the board of directors of state-run Land Bank of the Philippines.
The relation to the Hippocratic Oath would be represented by the name of the oath when it includes the word Hippocratic or because the authors recognized having based their oaths on the Hippocratic Oath.
Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the oath of office to Trump on Friday, as he did for both of Barack Obama's inaugurations -- although Roberts (http://www.
The Interpretation has clarified that any oath taken in a manner that is not sincere or solemn is considered a "decline" to take an oath, and that the oath taken is rendered invalid.
Whereas the studies by Sandowicz and Christiansen focus on linguistic aspects, with particular regard to oath formulae, Kitz's book has a much broader cultural, chronological, and thematic range.
But I had to laugh/cry when, during the hooding ceremony, the students took the "Physician's Oath" This oath, created presumably by the school, bore little relationship to the Oath of Hippocrates, which I took and which still hangs on my wall.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The main opposition leaders have joined in a war of words regarding the parliamentary oath ceremony after a pro-Kurdish deputy refused to renew her oath after she changed the wording while reading it out loud.
The book is a completion of the project The Oath in Archaic and Classical Greece.