under oath


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

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Recent Examples on the Web The Florida Senate on Thursday passed a broad ethics package that would bar local ethics panels across the state from investigating misconduct by public officials unless someone with personal knowledge of wrongdoing is willing to identify themselves by name and file a complaint under oath. Ana Ceballos, Miami Herald, 2 Feb. 2024 Creech claimed at times, including under oath, to having killed as many as 42 people. Kevin Fixler, Idaho Statesman, 30 Jan. 2024 Speaking under oath before Congress, Steven Goldstone, RJR Nabisco chairman and CEO, was lobbying for Congress to enact a $368.5 billion deal giving them partial immunity from future lawsuits. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Jan. 2024 Furthermore, the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack found that Trump made no such offer of additional security forces, a claim that was refuted by Trump’s acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller under oath. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 26 Jan. 2024 Combative, angry and prone to grandiose claims — newly unveiled footage of an April 2023 deposition gives a glimpse into how former President Donald Trump behaves when testifying under oath. Graham Kates, CBS News, 19 Jan. 2024 Bill Clinton’s supporters will be quick to disabuse you of the notion that the 42nd president was impeached for obstructing Congress and lying under oath. Noah Rothman, National Review, 4 Jan. 2024 If Trump’s legal team took the bait and joined the case, then the former president could be forced to face a grilling under oath on his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times, 16 Jan. 2024 Twelve days later, Trump held a fundraiser in Florida that ran late into the night — skipping a debate between his GOP rivals — and by the next morning was on the stand, testifying under oath in the same case. Olivia Rinaldi, Katrina Kaufman, CBS News, 10 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Under oath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20oath. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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