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oath

  

      n   pl   , oaths  
1    a solemn pronouncement to affirm the truth of a statement or to pledge a person to some course of action, often involving a sacred being or object as witness  
   Related adj       juratory  
2    the form of such a pronouncement  
3    an irreverent or blasphemous expression, esp. one involving the name of a deity; curse  
4    on, upon, or under oath  
a    under the obligation of an oath  
b      (Law)   having sworn to tell the truth, usually with one's hand on the Bible  
5    take an oath   to declare formally with an oath or pledge, esp. before giving evidence  
     (Old English ath; related to Old Saxon, Old Frisian eth, Old High German eid)  


gospel oath  
      n   an oath sworn on the Gospels  
Hippocratic oath  
      n   an oath taken by a doctor to observe a code of medical ethics derived from that of Hippocrates  
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n.
free time spent taking care also of work-related tasks
formed based on "work" and "leisure"
n.
Taking on the night life after taking care of business during the day.
n.
the process of taking away an amount from a total, or the amount that is taken away
When I went shopping with my mother, our shopping bill was deducted 10% because we used our M-card.
exp.
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
n.
an urban photography trend consisting in taking the pics from the top (and usually the edge) of high buildings

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