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An Unbreakable Vow is a magical spell of unknown incantation, in which one witch or wizard makes an oath to another. If either of the two break their terms, they die. (Harry Potter)

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Why are Unbreakable Vows not used more in the Harry Potter Universe? [duplicate]

I wonder why the Wizarding Legal System doesn't use Unbreakable Vows in their legal system. Having the judges swear "to uphold the law to their best ability while acting in their official role" would ...
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What's the difference between an Unreakable Vow and a blood pact? [closed]

I recently re-watched Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grinderwald and had a major question. In the movie Albus Dumbledore has a flashback when he was a young adult In The Half Blood Prince we see a ...
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What happens if an Unbreakable Vow is unable to be fulfilled?

In Harry Potter, the Unbreakable Vow seems to work like so: Two people consent to make an Unbreakable Vow (you can't just thrust an Unbreakable vow on someone without them knowing) One of those ...
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Can an Unbreakable Vow be made with a Muggle?

Can an Unbreakable Vow be made with a Muggle? Or is is strictly between wizards to make the terms?
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Is the Unbreakable Vow Legal?

Although the Unbreakable Vow spell is done voluntarily, it is possible that it results in one's death. Based on that - is the spell legal in the magical world? Consciously endangering one's life is ...
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Did Harry make an Unbreakable Vow?

I saw a question about how the piece of Voldemort's soul would be affected if Harry broke the Unbreakable Vow but it doesn't say what the Unbreakable Vow in question was. I can't remember or find ...
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Could Snape have delayed fulfilling his Unbreakable Vow?

When Snape made the Unbreakable Vow with Narcissa Malfoy, was there a time limit attached to it? Here is the dialogue from it: Narcissa: "Will you, Severus, watch over my son, Draco, as he attempts ...
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How did Fred and George get so close to making an Unbreakable Vow?

"Fred and George tried to get me to make [an Unbreakable Vow] when I was about five. I nearly did too, I was holding hands with Fred and everything when Dad found us. He went mental, only time I've ...