What does oath mean?

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Noun
  1. pledge, vow, avowal
  2. The affirmed statement or promise accepted as equivalent to an oath.
  3. A light or insulting use of a solemn pledge or promise to a god, king or another person, to attest to the truth of a statement or contract the name of a deity in a profanity, as in swearing oaths.
  4. A curse.
  5. (law) An affirmation of the truth of a statement.
Verb
  1. (archaic) to pledge
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