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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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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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The HDP deputies who read the oath text did not do so because they were satisfied with it.
Like elsewhere in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the oath taking ceremony of elected District Council Members was held in Peshawar District Hall on Saturday.
Later periods followed a similar pattern regarding oaths in that they were mainly about promising fidelity to an individual, usually a monarch, rather than to a state or a body of laws, such as the U.
It upsets me to visit them, to hear the same oaths their father has been using," Al-Qatabi said.
The first sign at the Pentagon Station is done in the style of the theater scene from George Orwell's 1984 and features Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, as 'Big Brother,'" Rhodes wrote, stating the "sign makes it clear that by exposing the NSA spying on Americans, Snowden honored his oath.
We are a nation of written law and the oath of office is to uphold that written law.
13-30) Conklin summarizes the variety of "authenticating elements" found both in Hebrew oath usage and in descriptions of oaths.
For additional information on oaths, affirmation and declarations relating to specific religious protocols, try the U.
Whether the Use of Oaths is Permitted to Christians
MPs andAMs have to swear an oath to the monarch, and although several have raised objections to the system in the past, there has never been a mainstream campaign for change.
CSU officials say they are simply following the law, and Gonaver, as a state employee, is required to sign the oath.
The current oath or affirmation includes a pledge of allegiance to the Queen and her successors.
2251 Rejection of false oaths is a duty toward God.
CORRECTION: The radical ACLU has declared war against the Boy Scouts because the private group has an oath that dares to mention God and does not want perverted troop leaders.
Wandering into the streets, we need to turn instead to language itself and set the use of oaths among prevailing habits of speech, along with the manners, gestures, and emotions which typically accompanied them and inflected their meaning.