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- oath (n.)
- Old English að "oath, judicial swearing, solemn appeal to deity in witness of truth or a promise," from Proto-Germanic *aithaz (cognates: Old Norse eiðr, Swedish ed, Old Saxon, Old Frisian eth, Middle Dutch eet, Dutch eed, German eid, Gothic aiþs "oath"), from PIE *oi-to- "an oath" (cognates: Old Irish oeth "oath"). Common to Celtic and Germanic, possibly a loan-word from one to the other, but the history is obscure. In reference to careless invocations of divinity, from late 12c.
- 1. His girlfriend had gone into the witness box and taken the oath.
- 2. Under oath, Aston finally admitted that he had lied.
- 3. The constitution requires members of parliament to take an oath of allegiance.
- 4. I have sworn an oath to defend her.
- 5. Three officers gave evidence on oath against him.
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