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tes·ti·mo·ny

 (tĕs′tə-mō′nē)
n. pl. tes·ti·mo·nies
1.
a. A declaration by a witness under oath, as that given before a court or deliberative body.
b. All such declarations, spoken or written, offered in a legal case or deliberative hearing.
2. Evidence in support of a fact or assertion; proof.
3. A public declaration regarding a religious experience.
4.
a. In the Bible, the stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments.
b. The ark containing these tablets.

[Middle English, from Old French testimonie, from Latin testimōnium, from testis, witness; see testify.]

testimony

(ˈtɛstɪmənɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. a declaration of truth or fact
2. (Law) law evidence given by a witness, esp orally in court under oath or affirmation
3. evidence testifying to something: her success was a testimony to her good luck.
4. (Bible) Old Testament
a. the Ten Commandments, as inscribed on the two stone tables
b. the Ark of the Covenant as the receptacle of these (Exodus 25:16; 16:34)
[C15: from Latin testimōnium, from testis witness]

tes•ti•mo•ny

(ˈtɛs təˌmoʊ ni; esp. Brit. -mə ni)

n., pl. -nies.
1. the statement or declaration of a witness under oath, usu. in court.
2. evidence in support of a fact or statement; proof.
3. open declaration or profession, as of faith.
4. the Decalogue as inscribed on the two tables of the law. Ex. 16:34; 25:16.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin testimōnium=testi(s) witness + -mōnium -mony]

testimony

Evidence given under oath by a person, especially statements made by a witness in court.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.testimony - a solemn statement made under oathtestimony - a solemn statement made under oath  
evidence - (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved
witness - testimony by word or deed to your religious faith
declaration - (law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction; "his declaration of innocence"
attestation - the action of bearing witness
affidavit - written declaration made under oath; a written statement sworn to be true before someone legally authorized to administer an oath
subornation - perjured testimony that someone was persuaded to give
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.testimony - an assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact; "according to his own testimony he can't do it"
assertion, asseveration, averment - a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
3.testimony - something that serves as evidencetestimony - something that serves as evidence; "his effort was testimony to his devotion"
evidence - an indication that makes something evident; "his trembling was evidence of his fear"
good authority - testimony by someone who should know; "I have it on good authority"
testament - strong evidence for something; "his easy victory was a testament to his skill"

testimony

noun
2. proof, evidence, demonstration, indication, support, manifestation, verification, corroboration Her living room piled with documents is a testimony to her dedication to her work. see testimonial

testimony

noun
1. A formal declaration of truth or fact given under oath:
Translations
شَهادَه
svědectví
vidneudsagn
todistus
svjedočanstvo
tanúvallomás
vitnisburîur
rekomendacinis laiškas
liecība
svedectvo
pričanje
tanıklık

testimony

[ˈtestɪmənɪ] N (Jur) (= statement in court) → testimonio m, declaración f (fig) (= indication of sth) → muestra f, señal f
in testimony whereof (frm) → en fe de lo cual ...
to bear testimony to sthatestiguar algo, dar fe de algo

testimony

[ˈtɛstɪməni] n
(LAW) [witness] (= statement) → témoignage m, déposition f
(= testament, proof) → témoignage m
to be testimony to sth → être le témoignage de qch

testimony

nAussage f; he gave his testimonyer machte seine Aussage; to bear testimony to somethingetw bezeugen; accept this gift as testimony of or to my friendshipnehmen Sie dieses Geschenk als Zeichen or Beweis meiner Freundschaft

testimony

[ˈtɛstɪmənɪ] n (Law) → testimonianza, deposizione f

testimony

(ˈtestiməni) plural ˈtestimonies noun
the statement(s) made by a person or people who testify in a law-court; evidence. The jury listened to his testimony.
testiˈmonial (-ˈmouniəl) noun
a (written) statement saying what one knows about a person's character, abilities etc. When applying for a job, one usually needs a testimonial from one's last employer.
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They had gone -- with the warmest testimonies of affection, with farewell embraces fervently reiterated again and again -- but without dropping one word, from first to last, of the nature of their errand.
These testimonies to the popularity of my guardian made a deep impression on me, and I admired and wondered more than ever.
This opinion, in spite of many testimonies to the contrary, could never have been very general.
She was obliged to recollect that her seeing the letter was a violation of the laws of honour, that no one ought to be judged or to be known by such testimonies, that no private correspondence could bear the eye of others, before she could recover calmness enough to return the letter which she had been meditating over, and say--
Your wife is perpetually sending her little testimonies of affection, your little girls work endless worsted baskets, cushions, and footstools for her.
Thus far I have gone, tracing a secure way over the pathless seas, the very stars themselves being witnesses and testimonies of my triumph.
But I needed none of all this precaution; for never man had a more faithful, loving, sincere servant than Friday was to me: without passions, sullenness, or designs, perfectly obliged and engaged; his very affections were tied to me, like those of a child to a father; and I daresay he would have sacrificed his life to save mine upon any occasion whatsoever - the many testimonies he gave me of this put it out of doubt, and soon convinced me that I needed to use no precautions for my safety on his account.
We parted after this long conference with such testimonies of kindness and affection as I thought were equal, if not superior, to that at our parting at Dunstable; and now I saw more plainly than before, the reason why he declined coming at that time any farther with me toward London than Dunstable, and why, when we parted there, he told me it was not convenient for him to come part of the way to London to bring me going, as he would otherwise have done.
Most of the testimonies were taken on videotape that begins to deteriorate over time.
For example, article 35 of the penal code states that a woman can testify in issues limited to women such as when a murder happens in places where only women can enter, such as women's bathrooms, whereas article 45 does not accept women's testimonies in murder cases.
The error involved a January 2008 hearing, where two GAO officials provided separate testimonies, that was inadvertently entered twice into the Congressional Hearing System--and thus was counted as two hearings.
Instead, pretrial work must be presented properly in court; jurors must understand witnesses; testimonies must be competent and reliable; and everyone must present the truth.