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oath

noun [C]
 
 
/əʊθ/
an official promise, especially when you promise to tell the truth in court: The witness took the oath. A psychologist cannot be compelled to attend a disciplinary hearing or to swear on oath.
on/under oath LAW having officially promised to tell the truth in court: She was called to testify under oath before a congressional panel.
take the oath of office GOVERNMENT to accept a job in a government, especially in the US, in a ceremony which requires you to make an official promise to serve your country: The newly-elected Democrat took the oath of office in the Senate yesterday and quickly introduced his first bill.
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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