testification


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tes·ti·fy

 (tĕs′tə-fī′)
v. test·i·fied, test·i·fy·ing, test·i·fies
v.intr.
1. To give testimony in a legal case or before a deliberative body: witnesses testifying before a grand jury.
2. To express or declare a strong belief, especially to make a declaration of faith.
3. To make a statement based on personal knowledge in support of an asserted fact; bear witness: the exhilaration of weightlessness, to which many astronauts have testified.
4. To serve as evidence: wreckage that testifies to the ferocity of the storm.
v.tr.
1. To declare publicly; make known: testifying their faith.
2. To state or affirm as testimony in a legal case or before a deliberative body: testified in court that he saw the defendant.
3. To be evidence of: His frown testified his displeasure.

[Middle English testifien, from Latin testificārī : testis, witness; see trei- in Indo-European roots + -ficārī, -fy.]

tes′ti·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
tes′ti·fi′er n.
References in periodicals archive ?
Testification (Shahadah) in Islam is commonly known as the testification of the oneness of Allah and the Muhammad as the Messenger of Allah, stated in Hadith "I bear witness that there is no Allah except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah" (ash hadu anlaa ilaha illallahu wa ash hadu anna muhammadar-rasulullah) and also widely exploited by Muslims.
18) Hendrick Niclaes, Terra Pacis: A true testification of the spirituall Lande of Peace, which is the spirituall Lande of Promise, and the holy Citee of Peace or the heavenly Ieruslaem: and of the holy and spirituall People that dwel therein: as also of the Walking in the Spirit, which leadeth the reunto (Cologne DE, 1575), Early English Books Online (EEBO), 47.
KARACHI, November 15, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Chief Secretary Sindh Fazal-ur-Rehman has asked the DCOs to ensure sale of commodities including food and grain items at reasonable and fixed prices in addition to the testification of the scale and weights/measures and quality of the goods.