Oath Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Oath, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Oath?

Judicially, oaths are the promises or declaration made by the witness, plaintiff, defendants, judges, lawyers that whatever they say or write is truth and nothing but the truth.The oath is taken invoking the God, whom one believes and fears and has a notion that lying or a false statement may lead to punishment for them. 2) It also refers to the swearing in or taking a postion in a government office. 3) promise to do something truthful and being sincerly dedicated to something.