take an oath

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take an oath

To make a formal, binding promise (to do something). You took an oath when you agreed to be a witness in this trial, so you must answer my questions completely truthfully! We all took oaths to keep this a secret until the day we die.
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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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take an oath

To agree to a pledge of truthfulness or faithful performance.
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Initially they decided to take oaths in Mullivaikkal in remembrance of Prabhakaran and his men who ended their resistance against the Sri Lankan security force, but subsequently on the advice Bishop Rayappu Joseph, the Bishop of Mannar the oath taking at Mullivaikkal was given up.