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Oaths

  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

The oath is the antithesis of lies and deception. It is constructed as the “gold standard” of truth. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, an oath is “a solemn or formal declaration invoking God (or a god, ...

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