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Definition of "testimony" []

  • A declaration by a witness under oath, as that given before a court or deliberative body. (noun)
  • All such declarations, spoken or written, offered in a legal case or deliberative hearing. (noun)
  • Evidence in support of a fact or assertion; proof. (noun)
  • A public declaration regarding a religious experience. (noun)
  • The stone tablets inscribed with the Law of Moses. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "testimony" in a sentence
  • "The Reformed Dissenters "prefix a _Narrative_ to their testimony," thus rejecting _history_ from _testimony_."
  • "_good_, such a declaration would not be entitled to a feather's weight as testimony; it is not _testimony_ but _opinion_."
  • "In many civil cases, what the two parties swear in testimony is mutually irreconcilable and one or the other is wrong; the answer is to let the jury determine who's not being truthful and let the punishment be they lose the case."