mental reservation


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Synonyms for mental reservation

an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly

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I--do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter.
The broad mental reservation "is had if the real meaning of the expression can be inferred either from the circumstances of the question or the answer, or from the customary usage, even if, as a matter of fact, such inference is not actually made; such as the conventional polite phrases, e.
Averring to Franciscan thinking, the Catholic hierarchy maintained so-called mental reservation during investigations of allegations of child abuse.
Army under the conditions indicated in this document, do accept such appointment and do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter.
I [name] do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter.
Yet the oath says that the signer "take(s) this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion.
I agree with them," Ragan says, "but with the mental reservation, 'wait till a downturn, wait till the directive comes down from on high to cut subscription expenses.
While the courage of individual priests and their skill at combining culture with religion is freely admitted, the Order has also bequeathed to the English language an adjective jesuitical, defined by the OED as `equivocation or mental reservation of the truth'.
While Miss Bartlett enjoys the cozy comforts of living with Miss Roscommon, she always keeps a mental reservation that this relationship is temporary.
If you believe sincerely that you will be healed of an ailment, and this belief is strong, absolute and without mental reservation, you will be healed.
and that I voluntarily assume these obligations without mental reservation or purpose of evasion.
A few decide to marry with the mental reservation that if it does not work, divorce is a way out.
Justification for mental reservation is built into the oath cardinals take to "never reveal to anyone whatsoever has been confided in me to keep secret and the revelation of which could cause damage or dishonor to the Holy Church.
I ____________, solemnly swear (or affirm) that, I will support and defend the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines and obey the laws and legal orders promulgated by the duly constituted authorities of the Philippines; and I hereby declare that I recognize and accept the supreme authority of the Philippines and will maintain true faith and allegiance thereto; and that I impose this obligation upon myself voluntarily without mental reservation or purpose of evasion.
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