Definition of under oath in US English:

under oath

(British on oath)

phrase

  • Having sworn to tell the truth, especially in a court of law.

    ‘he was made to testify under oath’
    • ‘He has also testified in a Canadian court under oath to tell the truth.’
    • ‘These persons have indicated they are willing to swear under oath in front of Congress that they are telling the truth.’
    • ‘If Gannon sues, that means he gets to testify under oath and be deposed under oath.’
    • ‘It would be more far-reaching than the original investigation because it would place bosses under oath to tell the truth.’
    • ‘I also believe that it would be very hard for doctors who swear under oath when they join the profession to preserve life to all reasonable measures.’
    • ‘I do not want to go into the story of the man who could not tell the truth under oath - at least that is what the High Court judge understood it to be.’
    • ‘The cross-examination may indicate past criminal acts and suggest whether the defendant is the sort of person who is likely to tell the truth on oath.’
    • ‘I'd like to see some sworn testimony under oath in the suppression hearing.’
    • ‘This Sydney detective came up to Queensland and gave evidence on oath, swore to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth then lied his head off.’
    • ‘They still resent being lied to by a Supreme Court nominee who is under oath.’