oath of allegiance

oath of allegiance
n.
An oath binding the swearer to some nation or leader.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


oath of allegiance
an oath to be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Crown (See naturalisation). See allegiance.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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