suppletory oath

noun

Definition of suppletory oath

: a restricted oath formerly administered to a party not competent as a general witness but offering documents in evidence and asked to make just and true answers to questions put by the court to prove the authenticity of the documents

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“Suppletory oath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suppletory%20oath. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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