Examples from the Web for testimonial
He was trying to sell the case for military action with the testimonial equivalent of Falstaffian soliloquies.
So I take it as a kind of testimonial that I finished second as "most disliked," behind Meghan McCain.
But after 18 months of writing and editing, she has delivered her testimonial to them—and to us.
One was from a manufacturer of cold cream, soliciting a testimonial.The Film of Fear|Arnold Fredericks
A testimonial letter—for which your two thousand dollars is payment, I suppose.The Clarion|Samuel Hopkins Adams
For myself the testimonial given me by the officers and crew of the 'Fox' has touched me perhaps more than all.In the Arctic Seas|Francis Leopold McClintock
Your letter declining the testimonial proffered by your native Commonwealth pleased me more than anything you ever did.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 5 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
I heard him say testimonial; but if you know what that means you can go to the head.
British Dictionary definitions for testimonial
- a recommendation of the character, ability, etc, of a person or of the quality of a consumer product or service, esp by a person whose opinion is valued
- (as modifier)testimonial advertising
Word Origin and History for testimonial
early 15c., "of or pertaining to testimony," in letters testimonial from Middle French lettres testimoniaulx, from Latin litteræ testimoniales, from testimonium (see testimony). The noun meaning "writing testifying to one's qualification or character" is recorded from 1570s; that of "gift presented as an expression of appreciation" is from 1838.