Simple Definition of testimony
: something that someone says especially in a court of law while formally promising to tell the truth
: proof or evidence that something exists or is true
Full Definition of testimony
1a (1) : the tablets inscribed with the Mosaic law (2) : the ark containing the tabletsb : a divine decree attested in the Scriptures
2a : firsthand authentication of a fact : evidenceb : an outward signc : a solemn declaration usually made orally by a witness under oath in response to interrogation by a lawyer or authorized public official
3a : an open acknowledgmentb : a public profession of religious experience
Examples of testimony
The jury heard 10 days of testimony.
There were contradictions in her testimony.
the personal testimonies of survivors of the war
It is testimony to her courage and persistence that she worked for so long in the face of such adversity.
The popularity of diet fads is a testimony to the fact that people want a quick fix for their health and weight problems.
Origin of testimony
Middle English testimonie, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin testimonium Decalogue, from Latin, evidence, witness, from testis witness — more at testament
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with testimony
TESTIMONY Defined for Kids
Definition of testimony
: a statement made by a witness under oath especially in a court
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