testimony


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.

His testimony was an important element of the Prosecution case...

Prosecutors may try to determine if Robb gave false testimony when he appeared before the grand jury.

2) N-UNCOUNT: also a N, usu N to n If you say that one thing is testimony to another, you mean that it shows clearly that the second thing has a particular quality.

The environmental movement is testimony to the widespread feelings of support for nature's inherent worth...

Her living room is also her office, filled with desks, books, papers, a testimony to her dedication to her work.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • 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… …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • 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… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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… …   Combinatory dictionary


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