Testimony Definition

tĕstə-mōnē
testimonies
noun
testimonies
A declaration or statement made under oath or affirmation by a witness in a court, often in response to questioning, to establish a fact.
Webster's New World
Any affirmation or declaration.
Webster's New World
All such declarations, spoken or written, offered in a legal case or deliberative hearing.
American Heritage
Any form of evidence, indication, etc.; proof.
The smile that was testimony of disbelief.
Webster's New World
Public avowal, as of faith or of a religious experience.
Webster's New World
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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

Noun

Singular:
testimony
Plural:
testimonies

Origin of Testimony

  • Middle English from Old French testimonie from Latin testimōnium from testis witness testify

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin testimōnium (“testimony"), from testis (“a witness"); see test.

    From Wiktionary

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