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definition of the word oath

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Old English āþ

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oath

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oaths

oath (plural oaths)

  1. A solemn pledge or promise to a god, king or another person, to attest to the truth of a statement or contract
    • 1924, Aristotle, Metaphysics, Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available at: <http://www.classicallibrary.org/aristotle/metaphysics/>. Book 1, Part 3.
      for they made Ocean and Tethys the parents of creation, and described the oath of the gods as being by water,
  2. the affirmed statement or promise accepted as equivalent to an oath
  3. A light or insulting use of a solemn pledge or promise to a god, king or another person, to attest to the truth of a statement or contract the name of a deity in a profanity, as in swearing oaths
  4. a curse
  5. (law) An affirmation of the truth of a statement.


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