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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LAHORE -- President Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Shahbaz Sharif said they would protest against rigging in the general elections after taking oaths in the National Assembly.
He said they would record their protest against the rigging after taking oaths and Nawaz Sharif has been briefed about it.
Sivajilingham, one of the nine dissidents who refused to take oaths organized by the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchchi, was in Mullivaikkal and took oaths, despite appeal by Bishop Rayappu Joseph of Mannar to desist from taking oaths at Mullivaikkal.
On last date of hearing, Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, who served as Chief Justice of Pakistan after taking oath under the PCO of 2007, and Justice Sayed Zahid Hussain, a dysfunctional judge of the apex Court, rendered their apologies which were accepted.