oath of office

noun phrase

Definition of oath of office

: 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

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“Oath of office.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oath%20of%20office. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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