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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.
References in classic literature ?
demanded the Indian, who expected his reply with that sort of interest that a man feels in the confirmation of testimony, at which he marvels even while he respects it; "the fathers of Chingachgook have not lied
The testimony in regard to her scowl was frightfully important; it seemed to hold up her image wholly relieved from the false light of her self-partialities, and so hideous that she dared not look at it.
The Custom-House marker imprinted it, with a stencil and black paint, on pepper-bags, and baskets of anatto, and cigar-boxes, and bales of all kinds of dutiable merchandise, in testimony that these commodities had paid the impost, and gone regularly through the office.
On reaching the house I had never so much as looked for the boy; I had simply gone straight to my room to change what I was wearing and to take in, at a glance, much material testimony to Flora's rupture.
But fortunately the special point I here seek can be established upon testimony entirely independent of my own.
But as all else in him thinned, and his cheek-bones grew sharper, his eyes, nevertheless, seemed growing fuller and fuller; they became of a strange softness of lustre; and mildly but deeply looked out at you there from his sickness, a wondrous testimony to that immortal health in him which could not die, or be weakened.
Clare, "though I'll bear testimony that you put it into me pretty thoroughly when I was a boy.
I didn't know how to go about satisfying it, because I knew that the testimony of men wouldn't serve -- my reason would say they were lunatics, and throw out their evidence.
Then that house was complete, and its contentment and peace were made manifest to the world by this symbol, whose testimony is infallible.
When he entered the kitchen presently, with both eyes shut and groping for the towel with his hands, an honorable testimony of suds and water was dripping from his face.
All the time the first witnesses was proving the bad blood and the threats and all that, Tom Sawyer was alive and laying for them; and the minute they was through, he went for them, and done his level best to catch them in lies and spile their testimony.
Let it never be forgotten, that no slaveholder or overseer can be convicted of any outrage perpetrated on the person of a slave, however diabolical it may be, on the testimony of colored witnesses, whether bond or free.