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oath

noun [C] uk   /əʊθ/ us    /oʊθ/

oath noun [C] (PROMISE)

a promise, especially that you will tell the truth in a law court: Medieval knights took an oath of allegiance/loyalty to their lord. The witness placed her hand on the Bible and took the oath (= promised to tell the truth).be under/on oath to have formally promised to tell the truth: The judge reminded the witness that she was under oath.

oath noun [C] (SWEAR WORD)

old-fashioned an offensive word, especially one that uses a name for God: muttering/mouthing oaths
Translations of “oath”
in Korean 맹세…
in Arabic قَسْم…
in French serment, juron…
in Turkish söz, yemin, ant…
in Italian giuramento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 承諾, (尤指法庭上的)誓言,誓約,宣誓…
in Russian клятва, присяга…
in Polish przysięga…
in Spanish juramento, palabrota…
in Portuguese juramento…
in German der Eid, der Schwur…
in Catalan jurament…
in Japanese 誓約…
in Chinese (Simplified) 承诺, (尤指法庭上的)誓言,誓约,宣誓…
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