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As members of Congress, we take an oath to uphold the Constitution and bear true faith and allegiance to the United States, not the Republican or Democratic party. I have been willing to stand up to my own leadership when it's in the national interest.
Jackie Speier

Meaning of "take an oath" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TAKE AN OATH

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TAKE AN OATH

take a bow
take a dim view of
take a leaf out of someone´s book
take a person to the cleaners
take a powder
take a punt at
take a rain check
take a risk
take a running jump
take a whizz
take aback
take account of
take advantage of
take after
take against
take amiss
take apart
take arms
take at one´s word
take away

WORDS THAT END LIKE TAKE AN OATH

Arbroath
bath
beneath
Bible oath
breath
death
gospel oath
heath
Hippocratic oath
in at the death
in the same breath
loath
math
nothing loath
oath
on oath
path
put to death
to death
wroath

Synonyms and antonyms of take an oath in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «take an oath» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TAKE AN OATH

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Translator English - Chinese

宣誓
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

prestar juramento
570 millions of speakers

English

take an oath
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शपथ लेने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يحلف اليمين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

принять присягу
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

prestar juramento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শপথ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

prêter serment
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bersumpah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Eid
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

宣誓する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

선서
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngajeni sumpah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tuyên thệ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு சத்தியம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शपथ घे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ant içmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

prestare giuramento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ślubowanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прийняти присягу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ia un jurământ
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ορκίζονται
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

neem ´n eed
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

avlägga ed
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

avlegge en ed
5 millions of speakers

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The term «take an oath» is very widely used and occupies the 16.673 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about take an oath

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4 QUOTES WITH «TAKE AN OATH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word take an oath.
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Mangosuthu Buthelezi
And the basis on which we agreed to operate with them involved a manifesto, where it states that we proceed from different ideologies and policies. One thing that we insisted on was that they should take an oath to reject racism and discrimination.
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William Lacy Clay, Jr.
We have to have a national conversation about how police forces should interact with the African-American community, who happens to be paying their salary, who want to be served and protected, who these officers are take an oath to do so.
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Jermaine Jackson
Whether it's possible or not, being a doctor, you take an oath. To care for your patient, not to kill them. You take an oath to do things that are proper in the medical world. Not to administer something outside of a hospital setting that's not even your area.
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Jackie Speier
As members of Congress, we take an oath to uphold the Constitution and bear true faith and allegiance to the United States, not the Republican or Democratic party. I have been willing to stand up to my own leadership when it's in the national interest.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TAKE AN OATH»

Discover the use of take an oath in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to take an oath and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dictionary of Islam
If a person swear by another name than that of God, — such as "the Prophet," or " the Holy Temple," this does not constitute an oath, as the Prophet has said, " if any man among you take an oath, he must swear " by the name of God, or else his ...
Patrick Hughes, Thomas Patrick Hughes, 1995
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Concise Description of Islamic Law and Legal Opinions
He who is challenging a claim (denying it) must take an oath of denial with intention and in good faith. An oath under pressure, coercion, anger and in the state of drunkenness is not valid unless he is conscious of what he is doing while in ...
Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan Ṭūsī, 2008
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The Case of an Oath of Abjuration Considered..
... will take an Oath of Abjuration, who have refused to take the Oath of Allegiance , and therefore that they alone who have taken the Oath o? Allegiance, will take the Abjuration Oath) they who have taken the Oath of Allegiance ntalapde, who ...
Edward Stillingfleet, 1702
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The Talmud: A Close Encounter
NN. also would have been free of the obligation to take an oath, and the reason that the Tannaite authority of the passage has formulated matters in such a way as to specify three is solely to exclude the position of R. Simeon b. Eleazar, who ...
Jacob Neusner, 2004
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A Vindication of Those who Take the Oath of Allegiance, to ...
For otherwise any one may take an Oath to another to stand by him in all Cafes, even to the Ruine, and Destruction of any Kingdome, and if he refuses be stigmatized for a Perjured Person. But no one that pretends to any Thing of Skill in ...
Thomas Hearne, 1731
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The Lawcode (Datastanagirk') of Mxit'ar Goš
Those who may take an oath should also be discussed. Generally for all juridical matters he who has a witness does not take an oath; but he who has no witness must necessarily take an oath. But if anyone forces another to court and does not  ...
Mkhitʻar Gōsh, Robert W. Thomson, 2000
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Cobbett's State Trials
... the said Lillmrn refused to appear, and both of them denied to take an oath to make some answer to interrogatories, as appeared by the certificate of Mr. Goad, deputy-clerk of this court : the court did on that day order, that their appearances ...
Thomas Bayly Howell, Thomas Jones Howell, William Cobbett, 1809
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German-English Genealogical Dictionary
... take an oath; authorized to take an oath Eidesmuendigkeit, -mündigkeit - legal age to take an oath; authorization to take an oath Eidesnorm - wording of an oath Eidespflicht - obligation while under oath (to tell the truth) eidesstaettig, -stättig, ...
Ernest Thode, 1992
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Statutes at Large ...: (43 v.) ... From Magna charta to 1800
... and marshal of the King's Bench Prison, Fleet, &c. to shall severally, on the delivering in of any such list of prisoners ,ake. an oath in their respective custody, take an oath, in the open court of £1njiltSIvcnn* such general quarter session of the ...
Great Britain, 1775
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Misapprehension of Patrick Curties and James Doyle ...
... Nullus episcopus clericos suos nisi ferte quibus ecclesiasticarum rerum comissa fuerit dispensatio, sibi jurare compellat." Whence it is to be collected that " not all the Clergy" take an oath " to their Bishop." That custom is observed in Spain.
Joaquín Lorenzo Villanueva, 1825

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TAKE AN OATH»

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The Air Force Will Stop Requiring Troops Say 'So Help Me God' To …
“We take any instance in which Airmen report concerns regarding religious ... "The government cannot compel a nonbeliever to take an oath that affirms the ... «Business Insider, Sep 14»
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Appeal Court set to hear battle over citizenship oath to the Queen
Ontario's top court is set to grapple with whether forcing would-be Canadians to take an oath to the Queen, her heirs and successors is constitutional. «The Globe and Mail, Apr 14»

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