What does testimony mean?

Definitions for testimony
ˈtɛs təˌmoʊ ni; esp. Brit. -mə nites·ti·mo·ny

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word testimony.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. testimonynoun

    a solemn statement made under oath

  2. testimonynoun

    an assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact

    "according to his own testimony he can't do it"

  3. testimony, testimonialnoun

    something that serves as evidence

    "his effort was testimony to his devotion"


  1. testimonynoun

    statements made by a witness in court.

  2. testimonynoun

    An account of first-hand experience.

  3. testimonynoun

    In a church service, a personal account, such as of one's conversion.

  4. Etymology: From testimonium, from testis; see test.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. TESTIMONYnoun

    Etymology: testimonium, Latin.

    The proof of every thing must be by the testimony of such as the parties produce. Edmund Spenser.

    If I bring you sufficient testimony, my ten thousand ducats are mine. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    I could not answer it to the world, if I gave not your lordship my testimony of being the best husband. Dryden.

    I must bear this testimony to Otway’s memory, that the passions are truly touched in his Venice Preserved. Dryden.

    By his prescript a sanctuary is fram’d,
    An ark and in the ark his testimony;
    The records of his covenant. John Milton.

    Thou for the testimony of truth hast born
    Universal reproach. John Milton.

  2. To Testimonyverb

    To witness. A word not used.

    Let him be but testimonied in his own bringings forth, and he shall appear a scholar, a statesman, and a soldier. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Testimonynoun

    a solemn declaration or affirmation made for the purpose of establishing or proving some fact

  2. Testimonynoun

    affirmation; declaration; as, these doctrines are supported by the uniform testimony of the fathers; the belief of past facts must depend on the evidence of human testimony, or the testimony of historians

  3. Testimonynoun

    open attestation; profession

  4. Testimonynoun

    witness; evidence; proof of some fact

  5. Testimonynoun

    the two tables of the law

  6. Testimonynoun

    hence, the whole divine revelation; the sacre/ Scriptures

  7. Testimonyverb

    to witness; to attest; to prove by testimony


  1. Testimony

    In law and in religion, testimony is a solemn attestation as to the truth of a matter.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Testimony

    tes′ti-mō-ni, n. evidence: declaration to prove some fact: proof: (B.) the two tables of the law: the whole divine revelation.—v.t. (Shak.) to witness.—adj. Testimō′nial, containing testimony.—n. a writing or certificate bearing testimony to one's character or abilities: a sum of money raised by subscription and presented in any form to a person as a token of respect.—v.t. Testimō′nialise, to present with a testimonial. [L. testimoniumtestāri, to witness.]

Matched Categories

How to pronounce testimony?

How to say testimony in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of testimony in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of testimony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of testimony in a Sentence

  1. State Nellie Gorbea:

    Last week, in my testimony to the Board of Elections, I recommended that the Board of Elections and I co-chair a diverse statewide task force that can help broker solutions ensuring we do not unintentionally disenfranchise any portion of our electorate, my office will work proactively and collaboratively with the Board of Elections and local boards of canvassers to hold a fair and secure election on June 2.

  2. Iris Harvey:

    It's no coincidence that this ruling came down on the same day the [Ohio] House heard testimony for a bill that would use taxpayer dollars to implement a costly, anti-abortion miseducation campaign in schools and the likely Senate committee vote for the dangerous six-week abortion ban -- a bill that Governor DeWine has promised to sign, it's clear that this is a concerted effort to block Ohioans' from accessing to the full range of reproductive health care, including safe and legal abortion.

  3. White House:

    No one is looking at whether the accusations made are corroborated. Every single bit of evidence and facts that we have seen in this moment have supported Judge Kavanaugh's case, certainly the testimony by Blasey Ford was compelling, but you can't make this decision based on emotion.

  4. Michael Zeldin:

    I don't know who said them and what context in which they were said -- and that matters, but if you look at the black letter of the quotes, those are very threatening words. There is probable cause to believe those words were intended to influence the testimony of a witness. Whether they were chargeable witness tampering, that depends on the context.

  5. Pablo Marco:

    [Doctors Without Borders] has no laboratory evidence to confirm the cause of these symptoms, however, the patients’ clinical symptoms, the way these symptoms changed over time, and the patients’ testimony about the circumstances of the poisoning all point to exposure to a chemical agent.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for testimony

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for testimony »


Find a translation for the testimony definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these testimony definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "testimony." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 17 Aug. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/testimony>.

    Are we missing a good definition for testimony? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of


    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    of all varieties or forms or kinds
    • A. butch
    • B. omnifarious
    • C. elusive
    • D. appellative

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for testimony: