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tes·ti·mo·ny / ˈtestəˌmōnē/ • n. (pl. -nies) a formal written or spoken statement, esp. one given in a court of law. ∎  evidence or proof provided by the existence or appearance of something: his blackened finger was testimony to the fact that he had played in pain. ∎  a public recounting of a religious conversion or experience. ∎ archaic a solemn protest or declaration.

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Testimony

TESTIMONY

Oral evidence offered by a competent witness under oath, which is used to establish some fact or set of facts.

Testimony is distinguishable from evidence that is acquired through the use of written sources, such as documents.

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testimony

testimony XIV. — L. testimonium, f. testis witness; see -MONY.
So testimonial adj. & sb. XV. — (O)F. or late L.; see -AL1.

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