What does testimony mean?

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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.

    Etymology: From testimonium, from testis; see test.

  2. testimonynoun

    An account of first-hand experience.

    Etymology: From testimonium, from testis; see test.

  3. testimonynoun

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

    Etymology: From testimonium, from testis; see test.

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.]

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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. Francisco Toledo:

    Never before has there been such violence in Mexico as in recent years, really, i wanted to leave a testimony of this violence.

  2. Michael Zeldin:

    From a legal perspective... you have an allegation, you have an investigation, and then you have testimony, the notion that they are providing her due process -- a forum to tell her story, which she has already told in written form -- without there being an intervening investigation makes no sense to me legally.

  3. Eddy Merckx:

    This exhibition is ideal to refresh the memory. It's a fine testimony of everything we accomplished, it allowed me to look back and ask myself how I managed to win so many times.

  4. Donald Trump:

    ( Adoptions) was the primary thing that we had spoken about in the meeting, you know that's not the premise that got them in the room and then they started it was essentially a bait and switch to talk about that, and everyone has basically said that in testimony already.

  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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