What does testimony mean?

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

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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.


  1. Testimony

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


  1. testimony

    Testimony is a formal written or spoken statement, particularly one given in a court of law as evidence or proof. It can also refer to a personal account or declaration regarding experiences, events, or beliefs.

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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. testimonynoun

    A reference to either the Mosaic law in general or to a specific section of the law, the Ten Commandments, which were written on stone tablets and placed in the ark of the covenant.

    Moses testimony of our Yahweh and and his perfect Rock "Yeshua" is the truth.

    Etymology: Theory (Phenomenal)

    Submitted by Tony_Elyon on September 9, 2023  

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  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. Immanuel Kant:

    Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.

  2. Michael Kirby:

    It's part of the testimony of one witness whose testimony is referred to on one page of a 350-page report that includes the testimony of hundreds of other people, so keep it in proportion.

  3. Stephen Lynch:

    You understand how not believable your new testimony, your new version of testimony that was apparently created between the time you wrote your testimony this morning and when you came before the committee today.

  4. Charles Haddon Spurgeon:

    It will be an ill day when our brethren take to bragging and boasting and call it 'testimony to the victorious Christian life.' We trust that holiness will be more than ever the aim of believers, but not the boastful holiness which has deluded some of the excellent of the earth into vain glory, and under which their firmest friends shudder for them.

  5. Yitzhak Rabin:

    Military cemeteries in every corner of the world are silent testimony to the failure of national leaders to sanctify human life.

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