Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A certificate of successful completion of an examination.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A certificate of merit or proficiency; -- so called from the Latin words, Ita testamur, with which it commences.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A certificate given to an English university student, certifying that he has successfully passed a certain examination.

Etymologies

From Latin testāmur ("we testify"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Nos verò Islandi etiam hunc quartum Frisij fontem, cuius etiam Saxo meminit, vt antehac semper, itidem etiam nobis hodie penitus ignotum testamur:

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • Nos ver� Islandi etiam hunc quartum Frisij fontem, cuius etiam Saxo meminit, vt antehac semper, itidem etiam nobis hodie penitus ignotum testamur:

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • "Responsions" is explained by the formula of the testamur: _Quæstionibus magistrorum scholarum in Parviso respondit_.

    The Customs of Old England

  • Ita nos sentire et judicare, manuum nostrarum subscriptions testamur.

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

  • * Ita nos sentire et judicare, manuum nostrarum subscriptions testamur.

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

  • Nos Praepositus et Socii seniores Collegii sacrosanctae et individuae Trinitatis Reginae Elizabethae juxta Dublin, testamur, Samueli Johnson, Armigero [1], ob egregiam scriptorum elegantiam et utilitatem, gratiam concessam fuisse pro gradu Doctoratus in utroque Jure, octavo die Julii, Anno Domini millesimo septingentesimo sexagesimo-quinto.

    Life Of Johnson

  • [A] Since the above was written, the _testamur_, like many other institutions dear to the old order of Oxford men, has been superseded.

    Briefless Ballads and Legal Lyrics Second Series

  • But, if husbands, oh, go not yourselves, and send not your sons to wait for the testamur of the head of your house; for Oxford has seldom seen a sight over which she would more willingly draw the veil, with averted face, than that of the youth rushing wildly, dissolved in tears from the schools 'quadrangle, and shouting, "Mamma! papa's plucked! papa's plucked!"

    Tom Brown at Oxford

  • It is so much of course that a class-man should get his testamur that there is no excitement about it; generally the man himself stops to receive it.

    Tom Brown at Oxford

  • Elizabethæ juxta Dublin, testamur_, Samueli Johnson, _Armigero [1429], ob egregiam scriptorum elegantiam et utilitatem, gratiam concessam fuisse pro gradu Doctoratus in utroque Jure, octavo die Julii, Anno Domini millesimo septingentesimo sexagesimo-quinto.

    Life of Johnson, Volume 1 1709-1765

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