testimony meaning

[ 'testiməni ] Pronunciation:   "testimony" in a sentence
  • Noun: testimony  'testu`mownee [N. Amer], testimunee [Brit]
    1. A solemn statement made under oath 
    2. An assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact
      "according to his own testimony he can't do it" 
    3. Something that serves as evidence
      "his effort was testimony to his devotion"
      - testimonial

    Derived forms: testimonies

    See also: testify, testimonial

    Type of: assertion, asseveration, averment, evidence

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  • [Business]
    AmE / noun (plural testimonies)

    1 [C,U]

    a formal written or spoken statement saying what you know to be true, usually in a court:

    Her claim was supported by the testimony of several witnesses.

    to give testimony

    2 (also testament //) [U; sing.]

    a thing that shows that sth else exists or is true:

    This award is testimony to the company's innovative designs.

  • [Law]
    n. A statement of a witness in court, usually on oath, offered as evidence of the truth of what is stated.


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  1. he bore testimony to the prisoner's honesty.
  2. i can bear testimony to his good character.
  3. his smile was testimony of his consent.
  4. the testimony given by him is suspect.
  5. his testimony was very direct and very simple.

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