oath taking ceremony meaning, oath taking ceremony definition | English Cobuild dictionary




      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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free time spent taking care also of work-related tasks
formed based on "work" and "leisure"
Taking on the night life after taking care of business during the day.
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.
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!
an urban photography trend consisting in taking the pics from the top (and usually the edge) of high buildings


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