oath of office

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 play
  1. : a solemn usually formal calling upon God or a god to witness to the truth of what one says or to witness that one sincerely intends to do what one says

  2. : a solemn attestation of the truth or inviolability of one's words

  3. : something (such as a promise) corroborated by an oath

office play
  1. : a special duty, charge, or position conferred by an exercise of governmental authority and for a public purpose : a position of authority to exercise a public function and to receive whatever emoluments may belong to it

  2. : a position of responsibility or some degree of executive authority

  3. : a prescribed form or service of worship


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