oath (Meaning)

Wordnet

oath (n)

profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury

a solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behavior

Webster

oath (n.)

A solemn affirmation or declaration, made with a reverent appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed.

A solemn affirmation, connected with a sacred object, or one regarded as sacred, as the temple, the altar, the blood of Abel, the Bible, the Koran, etc.

An appeal (in verification of a statement made) to a superior sanction, in such a form as exposes the party making the appeal to an indictment for perjury if the statement be false.

A careless and blasphemous use of the name of the divine Being, or anything divine or sacred, by way of appeal or as a profane exclamation or ejaculation; an expression of profane swearing.

oath Sentence Examples

  1. The soldiers solemnly swore an oath of allegiance to their country.
  2. She took an oath to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the land.
  3. As a doctor, he swore an oath to first do no harm.
  4. The witness took the oath to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
  5. He swore an ironclad oath to protect his secret until the end.
  6. The judge asked the suspect to repeat the oath before questioning him.
  7. Under oath, the defendant denied any involvement in the crime.
  8. The marriage vows included an oath to love and cherish each other for eternity.
  9. The Olympic athletes swore an oath of sportsmanship and fair play.
  10. The ancient Greeks held their oaths in the highest regard, believing that breaking them invited divine retribution.

FAQs About the word oath

profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger, a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subjec

pledge, vow,promise, assurance, commitment,word, engagement, gage, arrangement, security

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The soldiers solemnly swore an oath of allegiance to their country.

She took an oath to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the land.

As a doctor, he swore an oath to first do no harm.

The witness took the oath to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.