testimony

[ tes-tuh-moh-nee, or, esp. British, -muh-nee ]SEE DEFINITION OF testimony
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The testimony of Pericles, Alcibiades, and Plato, confirmed the truth of his words.

Having never tasted it, I can bear no testimony to its quality.

Testimony to be presently noted will indicate the importance of this statement.

I promised to go on, and see Lemuel Bryant, and obtain his testimony.

The question of testimony in such matters is the difficult thing.

The testimony of two credible witnesses as opposed to that of only one.

Will the jury believe him with no other testimony at his back?

Your Mrs. Stowe says so, and it is so, without her testimony.

Under those circumstances even, I do not offer my testimony.

You claim these voices, I know, as testimony against slavery.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "the Ten Commandments," from Late Latin testimonium (Vulgate), along with Greek to martyrion (Septuagint), translations of Hebrew 'eduth "attestation, testimony" (of the Decalogue), from 'ed "witness." Meaning "evidence, statement of a witness" first recorded early 15c., from Old French testimonie (11c.), from Latin testimonium "evidence, proof, testimony," from testis "witness" (see testament) + -monium, suffix signifying action, state, condition.

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