oath of office

noun phrase

: an official promise by a person who has been elected to a public office to fulfill the duties of the office according to the law

Examples of oath of office in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dwayne Preston, 54, who has spent more than half his life in law enforcement, took the oath of office Tuesday evening, cementing his position since assuming the acting role last fall. Jasmine Hilton, Washington Post, 6 Jan. 2024 On Tuesday, Yvonne Flowers took the oath of office as Mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie. Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 3 Jan. 2024 Besides the racketeering count, Giuliani was charged with three counts of soliciting lawmakers to violate their oath of office, three counts of making false statements, and six conspiracy counts dealing with forgery and false statements for the recruitment of fake electors. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2023 But in a filing Wednesday, his attorney alleged that Fulton County special prosecutor Nathan Wade, who was brought in by the district attorney to help investigate the case, didn't file the oath of office required to join the DA's team. Olivia Rubin, ABC News, 4 Oct. 2023 Their father, then the new senator-elect from Delaware, famously took his oath of office in the boys’ hospital room. Jessica Winter, The New Yorker, 13 Dec. 2023 Four days later, with President Reagan and the first lady, Nancy Reagan, in attendance in the crowded courtroom, Justice O’Connor took the oath of office as the nation’s 102nd Supreme Court justice. Linda Greenhouse, New York Times, 1 Dec. 2023 Butler took the oath of office Tuesday, and the new senator will likely prove to be a solidly liberal vote out of the deep-blue state. Geoffrey Skelley, ABC News, 5 Oct. 2023 Johnson is expected to take the oath of office administered by the Dean of the House: Republican Rep. Harold Rogers of Kentucky who began serving in 1981. Siobhan Hughes, WSJ, 25 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Oath of office.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oath%20of%20office. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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