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  • under oath — phrasal or on oath also upon oath : under the solemn obligation of an oath was under oath to tell all he knew * * * having sworn to tell the truth, esp. in a court of law * * * under oath (also on oath) law : having made a formal pr …   Useful english dictionary

  • allege under oath — I verb adjure, assert as true, attest, authenticate, avouch, avow, bear witness, certify, confirm, declare, declare true, depose, give evidence, guarantee, maintain under oath, make solemn affirmation, state, swear, take an oath, vouch, vow II… …   Law dictionary

  • maintain under oath — index swear Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • state under oath — index swear Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   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 — Swear, v. t. 1. To utter or affirm with a solemn appeal to God for the truth of the declaration; to make (a promise, threat, or resolve) under oath. [1913 Webster] Swear unto me here by God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with me. Gen. xxi. 23.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swear — [swer] vi. swore, sworn, swearing [ME swerien < OE swerian, akin to Ger schwören < IE base * swer , to speak > OSlav svariti, to revile] 1. to make a solemn declaration with an appeal to God or to something held sacred for confirmation… …   English World dictionary

  • swear — [v1] declare under oath affirm, assert, attest, avow, covenant, cross one’s heart*, depend on, depose, give one’s word*, give witness, have confidence in, maintain, make an affidavit, pledge oneself, plight, promise, rely on, say so*, state,… …   New thesaurus

  • oath — [əuθ US ouθ] n plural oaths [əuðz US ouðz] [: Old English; Origin: ath] 1.) a formal and very serious promise oath of loyalty/allegiance/obedience etc (to sb) ▪ an oath of allegiance to the Queen swear/take an oath ▪ Servicemen have to swear an… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oath — [ ouθ ] (plural oaths [ ouðz ] ) noun count 1. ) a formal promise, especially one made in a court of law: an oath of loyalty take/swear an oath: Even today, all new American citizens officially take an oath of allegiance. a ) be under/on oath to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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