noun, plural tes·ti·mo·nies.
Origin of testimony
Examples from the Web for testimony
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|DAILY BEAST
The grand jury heard an incredible 70 hours of testimony from 60 witnesses over a three month period.
To what extent was the testimony the grand jury heard corroborated or contradicted by forensic evidence?Ferguson’s Grand Jury Bought Darren Wilson’s Story|Paul Campos|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The testimony is damning: the world has not learned its lesson.
If the witness did in fact witness such a terrible crime, the testimony will survive in the crucible of cross-examination.
They are to be admitted to the society of Captain Wharton, who waits only for their testimony to be tried.The Spy|J. Fenimore Cooper
On a subject so tremendously awful, I have chosen to present simply God's testimony.The National Preacher, Vol. 2 No. 7 Dec. 1827|Aaron W. Leland and Elihu W. Baldwin
The modesty of Billy would probably have been shocked if he had heard the testimony of his fellows concerning him.The Long Shadow|B. M. Bower
This testimony was ruled out of order, as belonging to an entirely different case.Mysteries of Police and Crime|Arthur Griffiths
I leave this as a testimony that none need to fear his rightly sending forth those who ask and rightly wait for his counsel.
British Dictionary definitions for testimony
noun plural -nies
- 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)
Word Origin for testimony
Word Origin and History for testimony
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.