promissory oath


promissory oath
A solemn appeal to God, or, in a wider sense, to some superior sanction or a sacred or revered person (as the temple, the altar, the blood of abel, the Koran, a tribal superior, etc.) in witness of the inviolability of a promise or undertaking. People ex rel. Bryant v Zimmerman, 241 NY 405, 150 NE 497, 43 ALR 909, 913.

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