2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 41 - OATHS AND AFFIDAVITS
Section 41:1-5 - Swearing with uplifted hand instead of kissing and touching book; when authorized
41:1-5. Swearing with uplifted hand instead of kissing and touching book; when authorized
Every person who shall be permitted or required to take an oath in any case, where, by law, an oath is allowed or required, may take the same with the ceremony of lifting up the hand and swearing by the ever-living God, instead of that of touching and kissing the book of the gospels; and every person who is or shall be empowered and required to tender and administer an oath in the usual form, shall be and is empowered and required, on request of the party to be sworn, to administer the same in the manner herein prescribed.
An oath, which shall be administered and taken agreeably to the mode prescribed in this section shall be as good and effectual as if the same had been administered and taken in the usual form of laying the hand on and kissing the gospels.
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