A promise that statements made by a person are true or that the contents of an affidavit are correct made by swearing on the bible. A person who has no religious belief or who objects to making an oath may make an affirmation.â€¢ Children & Civil Lawâ€¢ Perjury
Invocation of a supernatural or holy being called to verify the veracity of a statement. Sometimes, oaths were given over a relic or a church altar. An oath was a special appeal, an expression of sincerity backed up by the threat of divine retribution should the uttering prove false--hence the term ‘oath-breaker'. An oathbreaker was assumed to have committed a crime against God or of some divine entity, which would lead to damnation or another form of severe penalty. Such oaths might take the form of ‘I swear upon the all that is Right and Holy that...' Or, placing one's hand upon a holy relic, ‘I, Reginald, do swear before these gathered witnesses that I did see...'
a solemn act of religious worship, in which the person swearing calls God to witness his sincerity in what he asserts or promises, and to judge him according to the truth or falsehood of what he swears
The definition of oath refers to conscience, based on religious belief, specifically Christian or Bible-based religious belief. People may affirm when they cannot on conscientious or religious grounds swear an oath using the Bible.
the affirmation of truth of a statement. The taking of an oath to an instrument means the affixing of a statement immediately below the signature of the person whose oath you are taking; words to the effect that the person signing the instruments swears that the contents of the instrument are true, e.g. "Subscribed and sworn" or "Being first duly sworn upon his oath."
Any form of attestation or pledge by which a person signifies that he or she is bound in conscience and out of a sense of responsibility to a Supreme Being to the truthfulness for some statement. Willfully swearing to untrue statements constitutes perjury.
an oath is a solemn and formal declaration by a person that what they are about to say or write is the truth. It is usually made while holding a bible or the oath givers chosen religious text. A written oath is usually referred to as an affidavit.
A sworn statement, made in front of a person who is an authorised witness (like a Judge, registrar, lawyer, or Justice of the Peace), that something is true or right. An oath is based on the religious beliefs of the person making it - a Christian would swear an oath on the Bible, and a Muslim would swear on the Koran.
An oath (from Anglo-Saxon ÄÃ°) is either a promise or a statement of fact calling upon something or someone that the oath maker considers sacred, usually a god, as a witness to the binding nature of the promise or the truth of the statement of fact. To swear is to take an oath.
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