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oath - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'oath' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . 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.

Meaning of 'oath' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . oath [ n]
Meaning (1):
- profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
Example in sentence:
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Meaning (2):
- a solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behavior
Example in sentence:
  • they took an oath of allegiance