solemn declaration

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I said anything I pleased, in order that the solemn declaration I have just made should not be withheld, which otherwise would certainly have been the case.
These consisted in a form to be filled up with the applicant's name, age, and school; a solemn declaration to be signed that he would read a set portion of Holy Scripture every night for a year; and a request for half a crown; this, it was explained, was demanded partly to prove the earnestness of the applicant's desire to become a member of the League, and partly to cover clerical expenses.
interposed the mother, putting down her tea-cup and brushing the crumbs out of her lap, preparatory to making a solemn declaration.
There was for me an enormous significance in the scene, the sense of having witnessed a solemn declaration.
The husband who loves you, and the sisterly friend who loves you, have each made a solemn declaration.
Let this be a reminder to everyone present in this hall, that by definition, an oath is a solemn declaration, accompanied by a swearing to God or a revered person or thing, that one's statement is true or that one will be bound to a promise,' Lacson said.
It constitutes a solemn declaration, a form of promise which binds the maker to a particular code of conduct.
The resolution, C003, also asked, among other things, that the motion have supporting documentation that "explains how amending the canon to allow same-sex unions does not contravene the Solemn Declaration," the founding document of the Anglican Church of Canada.
The checks would be carried out with the permission of the conscripts and after a written solemn declaration.
The first sign is the solemn declaration by the AKP stating that they "will not allow anyone to question the position of president Erdoy-an" and this is their red line for any coalition government.
WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin, launched the overture with a markedly slow and solemn declaration of its Masonic credentials, but was quick to lighten his touch along with Mozart.
NNA - Judge Ivana Hrdlickova, appointed by the United Nations Secretary General to serve on the Appeals Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, will pronounce her solemn declaration before taking up her duties at a public hearing on Wednesday, 16 January at 4 pm.