on oath

Definition of on oath


  1. :  having made a formal promise to tell the truth in a court of law

Word by Word Definitions

  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

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

    :  something (as a promise) corroborated by an oath

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