What is CORPORAL OATB?

An oath, the external solemnity of which consists in laying one’s hand upon the Gospels while the oath is administered to him. More generally, a solemn oath. The terms “corporal oath” and “solemn oath” are. in Indiana, at least, used synonymously; and an oath taken with the uplifted hand may be properly described by either term. Jackson v. State, 1 Ind. 185; State v. Norris. 9 N. H. 102; Com. v. Jarboe. 89 Ky. 143. 12 S. W. 1.38

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