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Definition of Oath


  1. A solemn affirmation or declaration, made with a reverent appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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Oath Translations

oath in Afrikaans is eed
oath in Danish is ed
oath in Dutch is eed, bezwering
oath in German is Schwur, Fluch, Eid, Eid
oath in Italian is giuramento, bestemmia, giuramento
oath in Portuguese is juramento
oath in Spanish is juramento, juramento
oath in Swedish is ed, svordom, svordom, ed