Testimony

  • 1 testimony — tes·ti·mo·ny / tes tə ˌmō nē/ n pl nies [Latin testimonium, from testis witness]: evidence furnished by a witness under oath or affirmation and either orally or in an affidavit or deposition former testimony: testimony that a witness gives at a… …

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  • 2 Testimony — Tes ti*mo*ny, n.; pl. {Testimonies}. [L. testimonium, from testis a witness: cf. OF. testimoine, testemoine, testimonie. See {Testify}.] 1. A solemn declaration or affirmation made for the purpose of establishing or proving some fact. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 testimony — tes‧ti‧mo‧ny [ˈtestməni ǁ moʊni] noun testimonies PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] LAW a formal statement that something is true, such as the one a witness makes in a court of law: • In her testimony, she denied that she knew about the… …

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  • 4 testimony — late 14c., the Ten Commandments, from L.L. testimonium (Vulgate), along with Gk. to martyrion (Septuagint), translations of Heb. eduth attestation, testimony (of the Decalogue), from ed witness. Meaning evidence, statement of a witness first… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 Testimony — Tes ti*mo*ny, v. t. To witness; to attest; to prove by testimony. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 testimony — [tes′tə mō΄nē] n. pl. testimonies [ME < L testimonium < testis, a witness: see TESTIFY] 1. a declaration or statement made under oath or affirmation by a witness in a court, often in response to questioning, to establish a fact 2. any… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 testimony — *evidence, deposition, affidavit Analogous words: trial, test, proof, demonstration (see under PROVE): witnessing or witness, attesting or attestation, certifying or certification, vouching for (see corresponding verbs at CERTIFY) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 testimony — [n] declaration about truth; proof affidavit, affirmation, attestation, avowal, confirmation, corroboration, data, demonstration, deposition, documentation, evidence, facts, grounds, illustration, indication, information, manifestation,… …

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  • 9 testimony — ► NOUN (pl. testimonies) 1) a formal statement, especially one given in a court of law. 2) evidence or proof of something. ORIGIN Latin testimonium …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Testimony — Testify redirects here. For other uses, see Testify (disambiguation) and Testimony (disambiguation) …

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  • 11 testimony — n. 1) to give, offer testimony 2) to cite testimony 3) to recant, repudiate, retract (one s) testimony 4) to contradict, discount, refute testimony 5) false, perjured; reliable testimony 6) testimony about 7) testimony against; for, on behalf of… …

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  • 12 testimony — noun 1 formal statement that sth is true ADJECTIVE ▪ credible, reliable ▪ uncorroborated ▪ false, perjured ▪ sworn ▪ …

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  • 13 testimony — 01. He was found guilty, thanks to the [testimony] of the witness. 02. According to his [testimony], he was nowhere near the scene of the crime on that night. 03. One of the witnesses in the murder trial later withdrew her [testimony], saying… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 testimony — Evidence given by a competent witness under oath or affirmation; as distinguished from evidence derived from writings, and other sources. Testimony is particular kind of evidence that comes to tribunal through live witnesses speaking under oath… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 testimony — [[t]te̱stɪməni, AM moʊni[/t]] testimonies 1) N VAR: oft poss N In a court of law, someone s testimony is a formal statement that they make about what they saw someone do or what they know of a situation, after having promised to tell the truth.… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 testimony */ — UK [ˈtestɪmənɪ] / US [ˈtestəˌmoʊnɪ] noun Word forms testimony : singular testimony plural testimonies 1) [countable/uncountable] a formal statement about something that you saw, know, or experienced, usually given in a court of law… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 testimony — tes|ti|mo|ny [ˈtestıməni US mouni] n plural testimonies [U and C] [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: testimonium, from testis; TESTIFY] 1.) a formal statement saying that something is true, especially one a ↑witness makes in a court of law ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 testimony — tes|ti|mo|ny [ testə,mouni ] noun * 1. ) count or uncount a formal statement about something that you saw, know, or experienced, usually given in a court of law: I was asked to give testimony. eyewitness/expert testimony 2. ) singular or uncount… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 testimony — noun (C, U) 1 a formal statement that something is true, such as the one a witness makes in a court of law: Barker s testimony is crucial to the prosecution s case. 2 a fact or situation that shows or proves something very clearly (+ to/of):… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 testimony — noun 1) Smith was in court to hear her testimony Syn: evidence, sworn statement, attestation, affidavit; statement, declaration, assertion, affirmation; allegation, submission, claim; Law deposition 2) the work is a testimony to his professional… …

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