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Traditionally an oath is either a statement of fact or a promise with wording relating to ... Many people take an oath by holding in their hand or placing over their head a ... 'Do thou, Diespit...

Why Do We Raise Our Right Hands When Testifying Before the Court?

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Oct 21, 2013 ... “Please raise your right hand to take the oath” is a phrase that has become commonplace in the modern courtroom and is required of all ...

Why do you raise your right hand when you swear an oath in ...

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May 9, 2007 ... Why do you raise your right hand when you swear an oath in testifying? ... In a court of law the witness swears to tell the truth, the whole truth, and ... as far as symoblism is concerned: The very basic thing I can tell you is that ...

Where Did We Get Our Oath? - Slate

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Apr 30, 2004 ... Answers to your questions about the news. ... to raise their right hands and swear "to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

PDC Test - Oaths and Affirmations - National Court Reporters ...

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"Do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, ... Many persons administering the oath also raise their right hands, a custom ... Only once in my career have I been asked to administer an oath to someone ...

Why in court do you have to raise your right hand when swearing on ...

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Why in court do you have to raise your right hand when swearing on the Bible? Why in ... This is one of the oldest traditions we have in any system in America.

Does anyone actually do the raised right hand

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I've only ever seen court clerks require a raised right hand for an oath. I have never ... When I raise my right hand, they do likewise ... as I begin ...

Swearing on the Bible - Able2Know

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Suppose you put right hand on the Bible, you raise your left hand. Would that count? ... Does she know something we don't know? Is this hand ... Suppose all they have is a Chinese Bible, in an American court! Or Braille Bible ...

A Brief History of Oaths and Books - The New Yorker

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Jun 20, 2014 ... Left hand on book, right hand raised: it's an iconic scene, familiar ... hand on the Bible during his oath in court, we realize that he cannot be Mayella's left-handed attacker. ... Ellison's intention to do so demonstrated his belief that 'it is of no ... as much from its previous readers as from its we...

U.S. Courts: Does a witness still swear on a Bible? - Straight ...

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Every time I have testified in court I have sworn on a bible. ... Does that mean that if I raise my right hand, but crossed the fingers of my left hand ...

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history - Did the Hebrews lift their right hand to take an oath as some ...

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Aug 23, 2013 ... Do we have any evidence that the Hebrews used to lift their right hand to ... that the right hand is the sign of an oath, like people do in court in certain countries : ... practice of raising the right hand in an oath that 'I have lifted up my ... as part of an oath, I'm not sure how one could conclude they rai...

When taking an oath, what is the purpose of having witnesses raise ...

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Dec 12, 2014 ... Save your draft before refreshing this page. ... Yet when the time comes to give and take an oath, I've never seen ... When swearing many cultures raise their right hand, what does this ... In Indian court, do witnesses of all religion take oath on Bhagavad Gita or there is different provision for every religion?

Raise your right hand and swear to tell the truth ... on the Koran ...

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Jul 20, 2005 ... Raise your right hand and swear to tell the truth ... on the Koran? ... Already, witnesses in American courts do not have to take a religious oath ... "We don't have a state-run religion in this country and it's an honor to worship ...