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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 oath /ˈoθ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Oath n.; pl. Oaths
 1. A solemn affirmation or declaration, made with a reverent appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed. “I have an oath in heaven”
    An oath of secrecy for the concealing of those [inventions] which we think fit to keep secret.   --Bacon.
 2. A solemn affirmation, connected with a sacred object, or one regarded as sacred, as the temple, the altar, the blood of Abel, the Bible, the Koran, etc.
 3. Law An appeal (in verification of a statement made) to a superior sanction, in such a form as exposes the party making the appeal to an indictment for perjury if the statement be false.
 4. A careless and blasphemous use of the name of the divine Being, or anything divine or sacred, by way of appeal or as a profane exclamation or ejaculation; an expression of profane swearing. “A terrible oath

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger;
           "expletives were deleted" [syn: curse, curse word, expletive,
            swearing, swearword, cuss]
      2: a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of
         law); to lie under oath is to become subject to
         prosecution for perjury [syn: swearing]
      3: a solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness,
         regarding your future acts or behavior; "they took an oath
         of allegience"

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a solemn appeal to God, permitted on fitting occasions (Deut.
    6:13; Jer. 4:2), in various forms (Gen. 16:5; 2 Sam. 12:5; Ruth
    1:17; Hos. 4:15; Rom. 1:9), and taken in different ways (Gen.
    14:22; 24:2; 2 Chr. 6:22). God is represented as taking an oath
    (Heb. 6:16-18), so also Christ (Matt. 26:64), and Paul (Rom.
    9:1; Gal. 1:20; Phil. 1:8). The precept, "Swear not at all,"
    refers probably to ordinary conversation between man and man
    (Matt. 5:34,37). But if the words are taken as referring to
    oaths, then their intention may have been to show "that the
    proper state of Christians is to require no oaths; that when
    evil is expelled from among them every yea and nay will be as
    decisive as an oath, every promise as binding as a vow."