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Noun: oath  owth
  1. Profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    "oaths were deleted";
    - curse, curse word, expletive, swearing, swearword, cuss, cussword [N. Amer]
     
  2. A commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
    - swearing
     
  3. A solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behaviour
    "they took an oath of allegiance"

Derived forms: oaths

Type of: commitment, dedication, profanity, promise

Encyclopedia: Oath, Somerset