promissory oath

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Moreover, the difference between assertive and promissory oaths is underlined, and the parties in the communication are identified (especially the "Eidnehmer," i.
All members must recite the oath or the affirmation in English to satisfy the legal requirements of the Promissory Oaths Act 1868 and the devolution legislation.
But the Athenians loaded these wrongs, together with a host of others, with religious content when they made them the object of promissory oaths.