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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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under oath

Under a burden or responsibility to speak truthfully or perform an action faithfully.
See also: oath
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Of the two articles the House rejected, one accused Clinton of lying under oath when he was deposed Jan.
Republicans argued through the day that Clinton deserved to be punished not because of his personal sexual behavior but because he lied under oath about it.
If we let Clinton off scot-free this time, or even if we slap him on the wrist and say ``naughty, naughty,'' we will be accepting these as our American values: Sex with your young employees is perfectly acceptable; lying under oath is perfectly OK in civil cases; premeditated lying to the American people on national TV is acceptable behavior; and should not be considered a reflection of one's character or honesty; persuading other people to lie under oath for you is OK if you are a powerful person, etc.
His pattern of lying about it and other issues under oath is.
They said anew that he was legally accurate when he testified under oath that he did not have ``sexual relations'' with Lewinsky because the term did not cover oral sex.
Both McDougal and President Clinton have testified under oath that Clinton did not know about the loan and was not present at a 1986 meeting where it was discussed, as alleged - also under oath - by David Hale.