bind oneself by oath
index promise (vow), swear

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • promise — prom·ise n: a declaration or manifestation esp. in a contract of an intention to act or refrain from acting in a specified way that gives the party to whom it is made a right to expect its fulfillment aleatory promise: a promise (as to compensate …   Law dictionary

  • swear — vb swore, sworn, swear·ing [Old English swerian] vt 1: to utter or take solemnly swear an oath 2 a: to assert as true or promise under oath a sworn affidavit …   Law dictionary

  • swear — [c]/swɛə / (say swair) verb (swore or, Archaic, sware, sworn, swearing) –verb (i) 1. to make a solemn declaration with an appeal to God or some superhuman being in confirmation of what is declared; make affirmation in a solemn manner by some… …   Australian English dictionary

  • swear — swearer, n. swearingly, adv. /swair/, v., swore or (Archaic) sware; sworn; swearing. v.i. 1. to make a solemn declaration or affirmation by some sacred being or object, as a deity or the Bible. 2. to bind oneself by oath. 3. to give evidence or… …   Universalium

  • swear — [[t]swɛər[/t]] v. swore, sworn, swear•ing 1) to make a solemn declaration or affirmation by some sacred being or object, as a deity or the Bible 2) to bind oneself by oath; vow 3) law to give evidence or make a statement on oath 4) to use profane …   From formal English to slang

  • take — I. verb (took; taken; taking) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tacan, from Old Norse taka; akin to Middle Dutch taken to take Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to get into one s hands or into one s possession, power, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • take — vb took, tak·en, tak·ing vt 1 a: to obtain control, custody, or possession of often by assertive or intentional means b: to seize or interfere with the use of (property) by governmental authority; specif: to acquire title to for public use by… …   Law dictionary

  • pledge — 1 / plej/ n 1: a delivery of esp. personal property as security for a debt or other obligation; broadly: the perfection of a security interest in collateral through possession of the collateral by a creditor or other promisee 2 a: property and… …   Law dictionary

  • promise — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. pledge, word. v. give one s word; bid fair, show promise. See promise, expectation, hope. II Pledge to do something Nouns 1. promise, undertaking, word, troth, pledge, parole, word of honor, vow,… …   English dictionary for students

  • ASMAKHTA — (Aram. אַסְמַכְתָּא; support, reliance ), legal term with two connotations in the Talmud. (1) In rabbinical exegesis it denotes the use of a biblical text merely as a support for a halakhah without suggesting that the halakhah is thus actually… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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