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Related to oath: Hippocratic oath, Oath of allegiance

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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take an oath

To agree to a pledge of truthfulness or faithful performance.
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under oath

Under a burden or responsibility to speak truthfully or perform an action faithfully.
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CHP Secretary-General GE-rsel Tekin reminded reporters on Sunday that the Constitution negotiations could carry on from where they left off, and added that the issue of the parliamentary oath was one of the 62 articles all four main parties had agreed on.
PESHAWAR -- Elected members of district, towns, village and neighborhood councils took oaths from returning officers in Peshawar under tight security.
In Peshawar, the oath taking ceremony of the members elect would be held at government high school No.
Livingston MP Bardell had to retake the oath after mistakenly omitting the word "Queen".
The concept of soldiers taking an oath of allegiance prior to the commencement of their service dates to at least ancient Rome.
The courtroom oath is the oath that either the plaintiff or the defendant takes in the absence of evidence (as opposed to the testimonial oath).
While most Shiv Sena members took oath in Marathi and hailed Maratha warrior Shivaji and former Sena chief Bal Thackeray, some members hailed Dalit icon BR Ambedkar and ended the oath with "Jai Maharashtra" or "Jai Hind".
Modi, who took his oath in Hindi, swore allegiance in the name of the Almighty and the Constitution, and promised to defend and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation and its people.
Though he has repeatedly said the oath, she continues living with him.
The new oath, published in the official gazette, necessitates that the army officer swears loyalty to the Republic of Egypt, to protect its safety, security, sea, land and airspace inside and outside of its borders.
Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and we will not obey unconstitutional orders, such as orders to disarm the American people, to conduct warrantless searches against them, or to detain Americans as "unlawful combatants" under the laws of war, which denies them their right to jury trial.
Speaking to media after taking oath, Chaudhry Sarwar said doors of Governor's House were open for the general public from today onward.
Are the US Catholic bishops prepared to say that the oath is invalid?
How can a doctor on strike fulfil the sections of the oath which read, ".
In any event, if I had to swear an oath under compulsion, I would not consider myself bound by it - rather like the left-wing Members of the House of Commons, who, while mouthing the oath, keep their fingers crossed so they don't have to consider it binding.