Testimony given by an individual with special qualifications or credentials that enable him to provide information to the fact-finder to assist with resolving the ultimate facts in issue. Also known as “opinion testimony,” because, as opposed to “fact witnesses,” expert witnesses are permitted to give their opinions.
Webster's New World Law
Other Word Forms of Testimony
Origin of Testimony
Middle English from Old French testimoniefrom Latin testimōniumfromtestiswitnesstestify
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latintestimōnium (“testimony"), from testis (“a witness"); see test.
Testimony Sentence Examples
Bobby and Dean had reviewed the testimony the prior week.
Their testimony is not based primarily on any objection to War.
It is absolutely certain that the wings of the Ratitae bear the strongest testimony that they are the descendants of typical flying birds.
This is the unequivocal testimony of consciousness."
But it is contended that the work was in existence at Naseby, 1 and testimony to Charles's authorship is brought forward from various witnesses who had seen Charles himself occupied with it at various times during his imprisonment.