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: a solemn promise or statement
: one by which a person is bound to an act, service, or condition [marriage s]
vt 1 : to promise solemnly
2 : to bind or commit by a vow
: to make a vow
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.