- Testimony is defined as a statement or declaration given under oath in a court of law or the of sharing information about a religious experience.
- An example of testimony is the story a witness tells on the witness stand in court.
- An example of testimony is what a person says about a religious lesson he believes he learned from God.
testimony definition by Webster's New World
- a declaration or statement made under oath or affirmation by a witness in a court, often in response to questioning, to establish a fact
- any affirmation or declaration
- any form of evidence, indication, etc.; proof: the smile that was testimony of disbelief
- public avowal, as of faith or of a religious experience
- the tablet bearing the Mosaic law; Decalogue: Ex. 25:16
- the precepts of God
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin testimonium ; from testis, a witness: see testify
testimony definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. tes·ti·mo·nies
- 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.
- Evidence in support of a fact or assertion; proof.
- A public declaration regarding a religious experience.
- a. The stone tablets inscribed with the Law of Moses.b. The ark containing these tablets.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French testimonie, from Latin testimōnium, from testis, witness; see testify.
testimony - Legal Definition