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oath
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An attestation that one will tell the truth, or a promise to fulfill a pledge, often calling upon God as a witness. The best known oath is probably the witness? pledge ?to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? during a legal proceeding. In another context, a public official usually takes an ?oath of office? before assuming her position, in which she declares that she will faithfully perform her duties.


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