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under oath

Bound by a formal promise to tell the complete and honest truth about an event while on the witness stand in a trial. You are under oath as a witness in this trial, so you must answer my questions completely truthfully! Consider your answer carefully—you're still under oath.
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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.
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under oath

Under a burden or responsibility to speak truthfully or perform an action faithfully.
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Let us now assume that the president had robbed a bank or had committed a murder, and under oath had confessed to the crime.
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After much painful soul-searching, I've reached the conclusion that impeaching the president for repeatedly and willfully lying under oath is necessary to protect the rule of law, which is the foundation of our republic.
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.
Starr accused Clinton of 11 impeachable offenses, including lying under oath, tampering with witnesses, obstructing justice and abusing his presidential power.