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oath

(ōth),
A solemn affirmation or attestation.

oath

[AS. ooth]
A solemn attestation or affirmation.
See: Hippocratic oath; Nightingale Pledge

oath

(ōth)
A solemn affirmation or attestation.
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Oaths too are designed to create bonds, but there is one fundamental difference.
Generally speaking, when going to court as a witness, people are prepared to raise their right hands and swear an oath on a holy book to tell the truth.
For what of those figures who are excluded from swearing an oath at all, but who are nevertheless required to appear as the subjects of a legal process in which testimony can be given only on oath?
Before proceeding with a content analysis of oaths in tribal constitutions, it is important to first consider the origin of oaths of office and whether the practice of an oath is borrowed from Europeans or whether it is indigenous to Native nations.
The Early Day Motion, tabled by Lewes MP Norman Baker, "recognises that some honourable Members wouldprefer toswear an oath of allegiance to their constituents and the nation rather than the monarch".
During a grievance hearing, she signed a new document offered by the school that read: "Signing the oath does not carry with it any obligation or requirement that public employees bear arms or otherwise engage in violence.
Maybe we should have an oath which is amended, which is an oath that upholds the rights of Parliament, the principles of democracy, and most of all the rule of law, and see if they would take that on.
Included in this instruction should be that God cannot witness a false oath, and punishes those who make them.
In the first place, it made oaths easy to use, and thereby reinforced a relatively high standard of verbal literalism, which spilled into everyday speech.
Before he took the oath as the purported 'People's President', businesses, especially in Nairobi, were low and under-performing because of the uncertainties that prevailed.
The first two authors analyzed the oaths, pointing out words or phrases that referred to not administering poisonous/deadly drugs, as well as commitments that could include this prohibition.
All specified public officers, including LegCo members, when taking oath in assuming office, must pledge in the oath in a sincere and solemn manner to uphold the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and swear allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.