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Meaning & Definition of Oath in English

English

Oath

/oʊθ/

noun

1. Profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

  • "Expletives were deleted"
    synonym:
  • curse
  • ,
  • curse word
  • ,
  • expletive
  • ,
  • oath
  • ,
  • swearing
  • ,
  • swearword
  • ,
  • cuss

2. A commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law)

  • To lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
    synonym:
  • oath
  • ,
  • swearing

3. A solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behavior

  • "They took an oath of allegiance"
    synonym:
  • oath

Examples of using

When the Father asked the bride to repeat the oath, she stayed silent.
Some doctors are in favor of euthanasia while others believe it goes against the Hippocratic oath.