Part of speech: noun

A solemn appeal to God or to something holy in support of a statement.

Part of speech: noun

A blasphemous use of the name of the Deity or of anything sacred.

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Usage examples "oath":

  1. Why should I take the oath, General Butler? - "A Daughter of the Union", Lucy Foster Madison.
  2. They would not have caught us alive, you may take your oath. - "Colonel Thorndyke's Secret", G. A. Henty.
  3. I could take oath to that. - "The Valiants of Virginia", Hallie Erminie Rives.