Law. the statement or declaration of a witness under oath or affirmation, usually in court.
evidence in support of a fact or statement; proof.
open declaration or profession, as of faith.
Usually testimonies. the precepts of God.
the Decalogue as inscribed on the two tablets of the law, or the ark in which the tablets were kept. Exodus 16:34; 25:16.
Archaic. a declaration of disapproval; protest.
- pre·tes·ti·mo·ny, noun, plural pre·tes·ti·mo·nies.
- re·tes·ti·mo·ny, noun, plural re·tes·ti·mo·nies.
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How to use testimony in a sentence
A key witness in that case offered testimony that experts concluded was false.As Trump Calls for Law and Order, Can Chicago’s Top Prosecutor Beat the Charge That She’s Soft on Crime? | by Mick Dumke | September 4, 2020 | ProPublica
Some questioned why patients with mental health conditions so rarely receive discounted passes despite testimony from their doctors.MTS Frequently Overrules Doctors’ Orders on Reduced Fares for the Disabled | Lisa Halverstadt | August 31, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
In his testimony, he noted that models he’d studied assumed a person’s race incorrectly 25% of the time.Explainer: What do political databases know about you? | Tate Ryan-Mosley | August 31, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
USPS declined to comment and referred Fortune to DeJoy’s testimony.USPS delays threaten women’s access to birth control | ehinchliffe | August 27, 2020 | Fortune
The decision came after about two hours of contentious testimony in a virtual public hearing on August 18.Genetically modified mosquitoes have been OK’d for a first U.S. test flight | Susan Milius | August 22, 2020 | Science News
When do we stop and start believing Jay, the person whose testimony upon which the state of Maryland relies?Adnan Killed Her! No, Jay Did It! Serial’s Uncertain, True-to-Reality End | Emily Shire | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
According to court testimony by the lead NCIS investigator, it contained various mobile phones and even valuable letters.
Who even needs a court of law, let alone victim testimony, now that we have the hashtag?
The jury met in secret for months gathering testimony from witnesses, including from Pantaleo.After No Indictment for Eric Garner Killer, Is NYC the Next Ferguson? | Jacob Siegel | December 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
All of their testimony has been accepted by the court, and most of it casts blame squarely on their captain.The Costa Concordia’s Randy Reckless Captain Takes the Stand | Barbie Latza Nadeau | December 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
All parties have borne testimony to the value of his services, and the eminence of his talents.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
On this point, I have the testimony of eye-witnesses of diverse sentiments and of unimpeachable character.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
The Washington manual laborer school and the Howard institution can bear testimony to his industry and patriotism.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Wellington himself bore testimony to Soult's virtues, maintaining that of the Marshals he was second only to Massna.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Few knew—in fact maybe only one other, and that was her husband—or appreciated how much that false testimony had cost her.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for testimony
a declaration of truth or fact
law evidence given by a witness, esp orally in court under oath or affirmation
evidence testifying to something: her success was a testimony to her good luck
the Ten Commandments, as inscribed on the two stone tables
the Ark of the Covenant as the receptacle of these (Exodus 25:16; 16:34)
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