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(n.) 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.
(n.) A solemn affirmation or declaration, made with a reverent appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Oath'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/o/oath.html. 1828.