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THE OATHS ACT, 1873

(ACT NO. X OF 1873).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 8th April, 1873  
  
    An Act to consolidate the law relating to Judicial Oaths, and for other purposes.
 
Preamble
    WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate the law relating to judicial oaths, affirmations and declarations, and to repeal the law relating to official oaths, affirmations and declarations; It is hereby enacted as follows:–
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title
Local extent
2. [Repealed]
3. Saving of certain oaths and affirmations
CHAPTER II
AUTHORITY TO ADMINISTER OATHS AND AFFIRMATIONS
4. Authority to administer oaths and affirmations
CHAPTER III
PERSONS BY WHOM OATHS OR AFFIRMATIONS MUST BE MADE
5. Oaths or affirmations to be made by – witnesses
interpreters
(c) jurors: Provided that where the witness
6. Affirmation by Natives or by persons objecting to oaths
CHAPTER IV
FORMS OF OATHS AND AFFIRMATIONS
7. Forms of oaths and affirmations
8. Power of Court to tender certain oaths
9. Court may ask party or witness whether he will make oath proposed by opposite party
10. Administration of oath if accepted
11. Evidence conclusive as against person offering to be bound
12. Procedure in case of refusal to make oath
CHAPTER V
MISCELLANEOUS
13. Proceedings and evidence not invalidated by omission of oath or irregularity
14. Persons giving evidence bound to state the truth
15. [Repealed]
16. Official oaths abolished
 
 

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