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Definition of Oath

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.

Oath Quotations

As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship. Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Those who served, and those who continue to serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, and we can never forget the importance of their commitment to our Nation.
Robin Hayes

Well, you know, Thomas Jefferson, who was the author of the Declaration of Independence said he wouldn't have any atheists in his cabinet because atheists wouldn't swear an oath to God. That was Jefferson and we have never had any Muslims in the cabinet.
Pat Robertson

There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness, because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath, and not from baseness of soul.
Simone Weil

Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon
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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