vow
vow 1 n: a solemn promise or statement; esp: one by which a person is bound to an act, service, or condition
marriage vow s
vow 2 vt
1: to promise solemnly
2: to bind or commit by a vow
vi: to make a vow
vow·er n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

vow
I noun affirmation, asseveration, assurance, aver, avow, covenant, devotio, endorsement, fides, formal guaranty, oath, pledge, promise, promissum, solemn assertion, solemn declaration, solemn promise, subscription, undertaking, vouch, warrant, word, word of honor, written assurance II index adjuration, asseveration, assurance, assure (insure), avouch (avow), avouchment, avow, bear (adduce), claim (maintain), commitment (responsibility), oath, pledge (binding promise), pledge (promise the performance of), profession (declaration), promise, promise (vow), surety (certainty), swear, undertake, undertaking (pledge), verify (swear)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Vow — Vow, n. [OE. vou, OF. vou, veu, vo, vu, F. v?u, from L. votum, from vovere, to vow. Cf. {Avow}, {Devout}, {Vote}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A solemn promise made to God, or to some deity; an act by which one consecrates or devotes himself, absolutely or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vow — «Vow» sencillo de Garbage del álbum Garbage Lado B Subhuman #1 Crush Vow (Torn Apart) (UK US) Publicación 20 de Marzo, 1995 (RU) 20 de Junio, 1995 (Mundial) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Vow — Vow, v. i. To make a vow, or solemn promise. [1913 Webster] Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay. Eccl. v. 5. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vow — Vow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vowing}.] [OE. vouen, OF. vouer, voer, F. vouer, LL. votare. See {Vow}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To give, consecrate, or dedicate to God, or to some deity, by a solemn promise; to devote; to promise …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • VOW — may mean:*Vow *Vow (Garbage song) *Village on Wheels. Exclusive tourist trains in India.(esp.to cater to the budget tourists, and hence the name) *Virtual Office Website …   Wikipedia

  • vow — [n] promise affiance, assertion, asseveration, oath, pledge, profession, troth, word of honor; concepts 278,689 Ant. breach, break vow [v] make a solemn promise affirm, assure, consecrate, covenant, cross one’s heart*, declare, dedicate, devote,… …   New thesaurus

  • vow — ► NOUN ▪ a solemn promise. ► VERB ▪ solemnly promise to do something. ORIGIN Old French vou, from Latin votum a wish, vow …   English terms dictionary

  • vow — [vou] n. [ME vou < OFr < L votum: see VOTE] 1. a solemn promise or pledge, esp. one made to God or a god, dedicating oneself to an act, service, or way of life 2. a solemn promise of love and fidelity [marriage vows] 3. a solemn affirmation …   English World dictionary

  • Vow — A vow (Lat. votum , vow, promise; see vote) is a promise or oath. Wedding vowsVow with Godwithin the world of monks and nuns, a vow is a transaction between a person and his/her deity whereby the former undertakes in the future to render some… …   Wikipedia

  • vow — vower, n. vowless, adj. /vow/, n. 1. a solemn promise, pledge, or personal commitment: marriage vows; a vow of secrecy. 2. a solemn promise made to a deity or saint committing oneself to an act, service, or condition. 3. a solemn or earnest… …   Universalium

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