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oath

 (ōth)
n. pl. oaths thz, ōths)
1.
a. A solemn, formal declaration or promise to fulfill a pledge, often calling on God, a god, or a sacred object as witness.
b. The words or formula of such a declaration or promise.
c. Something declared or promised.
2. An irreverent or blasphemous use of the name of God or something held sacred.
3. An imprecation; a curse.
Idioms:
take an oath
To agree to a pledge of truthfulness or faithful performance.
under oath
Under a burden or responsibility to speak truthfully or perform an action faithfully.

[Middle English oth, from Old English āth.]
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oath

(əʊθ)
n, pl oaths (əʊðz)
1. a solemn pronouncement to affirm the truth of a statement or to pledge a person to some course of action, often involving a sacred being or object as witness.
2. the form of such a pronouncement
3. an irreverent or blasphemous expression, esp one involving the name of a deity; curse
4. under the obligation of an oath
5. (Law) law having sworn to tell the truth, usually with one's hand on the Bible
6. (Law) take an oath to declare formally with an oath or pledge, esp before giving evidence
[Old English āth; related to Old Saxon, Old Frisian ēth, Old High German eid]
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oath

(oʊθ)

n., pl. oaths (ōtz, ōths).
1. a solemn appeal to a deity or to some revered person or thing to witness one's determination to speak the truth or keep a promise.
2. any statement, promise, or affirmation accepted as the equivalent of such an appeal.
3. the form of words in which an oath is made.
4. an irreverent or blasphemous use of the name of God or anything sacred.
5. any profane expression; curse; swearword.
Idioms:
1. take an oath, to swear solemnly; vow.
2. under oath, solemnly bound by the obligations of an oath.
[before 900; Middle English ooth, Old English āth; c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon ēth, Old High German eid (German Eid), Old Norse eithr, Gothic aiths]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oath - profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or angeroath - profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger; "expletives were deleted"
profanity - vulgar or irreverent speech or action
2.oath - a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law)oath - a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
dedication, commitment - a message that makes a pledge
3.oath - a solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behavioroath - a solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behavior; "they took an oath of allegiance"
promise - a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
bayat - an oath of allegiance to an emir
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oath

noun
1. promise, bond, pledge, vow, word, compact, covenant, affirmation, sworn statement, avowal, word of honour a solemn oath by members to help each other
2. swear word, curse, obscenity, blasphemy, expletive, four-letter word, cuss (informal), profanity, strong language, imprecation, malediction, vulgarism Weller let out a foul oath and hurled himself upon him.
Related words
adjective juratory
Quotations
"He who cheats with an oath acknowledges that he is afraid of his enemy, but that he thinks little of God" [Plutarch Lives: Lysander]
"Oaths are but words, and words but wind" [Samuel Butler Hudibras]
"Let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay" Bible: James
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oath

noun
A profane or obscene term:
Informal: cuss.
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Translations
تَجْديفقَسَمٌيَمين، قَسَم
přísahaslib
ed
valakirosanalupaus
prisega
eskü
blótsyrîieiîur
誓い
서약
keiksmažodispriesaikaprisaikdintasprisiekęs
lāstszvērests
prísaha
prisegakletvica
ed
คำปฏิญาณ
lời tuyên thệ

oath

[əʊθ] N (oaths (pl)) [əʊðz]
1. (= solemn promise etc) → juramento m
under oath; on oathbajo juramento
to administer an oath to sbtomar juramento a algn
to break one's oathromper su juramento
to put sb on oathhacer prestar juramento a algn
to swear on (one's) oathjurar
to take the oathprestar juramento
to take an oath thatjurar que ...
to take an oath of allegiance (Mil) → jurar la bandera
2. (= swear word) → palabrota f, grosería f (esp LAm), lisura f (Andes, S. Cone); (= curse) → blasfemia f, maldición f
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oath

[ˈəʊθ] n
(= formal promise) → serment m
to swear an oath → prêter serment oath of allegiance
[witness] on oath (British)sous serment
Witnesses sometimes lie on oath → Les témoins mentent parfois sous serment.
to be on oath → être sous serment
under oath → sous serment
to take the oath → prêter serment
(= swear word) → juron moath of allegiance nserment m d'allégeance
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

oath

n
Schwur m; (Jur) → Eid m; to take or make or swear an oathschwören; (Jur) → einen Eid ablegen or leisten; he took an oath of loyalty to the governmenter schwor der Regierung Loyalität; to declare under oath or on oath (Jur) → unter Eid aussagen; to be under oath (Jur) → unter Eid stehen; to break one’s oathseinen Schwur brechen; to put somebody on oath (Jur) → jdn vereidigen; to take the oath (Jur) → vereidigt werden; he refused to take the oath (Jur) → er verweigerte den Eid; on my oath! (obs)bei meiner Seele! (obs)
(= curse, profanity)Fluch m
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oath

[əʊθ] n
a. (solemn promise) → giuramento
under or on oath → sotto giuramento
to put sb on or under oath to do sth → far giurare a qn di fare qc
to take the oath → giurare
to swear on oath or on one's oath → giurare solennemente
b. (swear word) → imprecazione f
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oath

(əuθ) plural oaths (ouθs ouðz) noun
1. a solemn promise. He swore an oath to support the king.
2. a word or phrase used when swearing. curses and oaths.
on/under oath
having sworn an oath to tell the truth in a court of law. The witness is on/under oath.
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oath

قَسَمٌ přísaha ed Eid όρκος juramento vala serment prisega giuramento 誓い 서약 eed ed przysięga juramento клятва ed คำปฏิญาณ yemin lời tuyên thệ 誓言
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oath

n. juramento, promesa;
Hippocratic ______ hipocrático;
under ___bajo ___;
v.
to take an ___jurar, prestar ___.
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References in periodicals archive ?
They say that, if additional evidence against the oath-taker turns up, then the oath-taker will be convicted and sentenced for the infraction that he or she denied under oath. Second, Sandowicz includes texts (e.g., TCL 13 132 and 133, YOS 7 22, YOS 7 152) where an assertory oath is either contradicted and overturned by unsworn testimony or where unsworn testimony appears to be accepted as equal in weight to an oath.
Alternative oaths often refer to "civil pains and penalties"--a fancy way of saying that anyone who lies under oath can end up with a fine or in prison.
The force of the oath depends on the belief that supernatural powers will punish falsehood spoken under oath or the violation of a promise" ("Oath," Columbia).