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oath

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120 in 114 verses (in OT : 100 in 95 verses) (in NT : 20 in 19 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

oathn. [OE. othe, oth, ath, AS. ā; akin to D. eed, OS. ē, G. eid, Icel. ei, Sw. ed, Dan. eed, Goth. ai; cf. OIr. oeth.].
  •  A solemn affirmation or declaration, made with a reverent appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "An oath of secrecy for the concealing of those [inventions] which we think fit to keep secret."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

oath, n. (pl. oaths)
1 a solemn declaration or undertaking (often naming God) as to the truth of something or as a commitment to future action.
2 a statement or promise contained in an oath (oath of allegiance).
3 a profane or blasphemous utterance; a curse.

Idiom
on (or under) oath having sworn a solemn oath. take (or swear) an oath make such a declaration or undertaking.
Etymology
OE ath f. Gmc

DEVIL DICTIONARY

oath

n. In law, a solemn appeal to the Deity, made binding upon the conscience by a penalty for perjury.

THESAURUS

oath

Bible oath, assurance, avouch, avouchment, avow, avowal, curse, cuss, cuss word, dirty name, dirty word, dysphemism, epithet, expletive, extrajudicial oath, faith, foul invective, guarantee, guaranty, imprecation, ironclad oath, judicial oath, loyalty oath, malediction, naughty word, no-no, oath of allegiance, oath of office, obscenity, official oath, parole, pledge, plight, profane oath, profanity, promise, solemn declaration, solemn oath, swear, swearword, sworn statement, test oath, troth, vow, warrant, warranty, word, word of honor

ROGET THESAURUS

oath

Promise

N promise, undertaking, word, troth, plight, pledge, parole, word of honor, vow, oath, profession, assurance, warranty, guarantee, insurance, obligation, contract, stipulation, engagement, preengagement, affiance, betroth, betrothal, betrothment, promising, promissory, votive, under hand and seal, upon oath, promised, affianced, pledged, bound, committed, compromised, in for it, as one's head shall answer for, in for a penny in for a pound, ex voto, gage d'amour.

Malediction

N malediction, malison, curse, imprecation, denunciation, execration, anathema, ban, proscription, excommunication, commination, thunders of the Vatican, fulmination, maranatha, aspersion, disparagement, vilification, vituperation, abuse, foul language, bad language, strong language, unparliamentary language, billingsgate, sauce, evil speaking, cursing, profane swearing, oath, foul invective, ribaldry, rude reproach, scurrility, threat, more bark than bite, invective, cursing, cursed, Int, woe to!, beshrew!, ruat coelum!, ill betide, woe betide, confusion seize!, damn!, damn it!, damn you!, damn you to hell!, go to hell!, go to blazes!, confound!, blast!, curse!, devil take!, hang!, out with!, a plague upon!, out upon!, aroynt!, honi soit!, parbleu!, delenda est Carthago.

Affirmation

N affirmance, affirmation, statement, allegation, assertion, predication, declaration, word, averment, confirmation, asseveration, adjuration, swearing, oath, affidavit, deposition, avouchment, assurance, protest, protestation, profession, acknowledgment, legal pledge, pronouncement, solemn averment, solemn avowal, solemn declaration, remark, observation, position, saying, dictum, sentence, ipse dixit, emphasis, weight, dogmatism, dogmatics, asserting, declaratory, predicatory, pronunciative, affirmative, soi-disant, positive, certain, express, explicit, absolute, emphatic, flat, broad, round, pointed, marked, distinct, decided, confident, trenchant, dogmatic, definitive, formal, solemn, categorical, peremptory, unretracted, predicable, affirmatively, in the affirmative, with emphasis, ex-cathedra, without fear of contradiction, as God is my witness, I must say, indeed, i' faith, let me tell you, why, give me leave to say, marry, you may be sure, I'd have you to know, upon my word, upon my honor, by my troth, egad, I assure you, by jingo, by Jove, by George, troth, seriously, sadly, in sadness, in sober sadness, in truth, in earnest, of a truth, truly, perdy, in all conscience, upon oath, be assured, yes, I'll warrant, I'll warrant you, I'll engage, I'll answer for it, I'll be bound, I'll venture to say, I'll take my oath, in fact, forsooth, joking apart, so help me God, not to mince the matter, quoth he, dixi.


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