from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A declaration by a witness under oath, as that given before a court or deliberative body.
- n. All such declarations, spoken or written, offered in a legal case or deliberative hearing.
- n. Evidence in support of a fact or assertion; proof.
- n. A public declaration regarding a religious experience.
- n. The stone tablets inscribed with the Law of Moses.
- n. The ark containing these tablets.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. statements made by a witness in court.
- n. An account of first-hand experience.
- n. In a church service, a personal account, such as of one's conversion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A solemn declaration or affirmation made for the purpose of establishing or proving some fact.
- n. Affirmation; declaration.
- n. Open attestation; profession.
- n. Witness; evidence; proof of some fact.
- n. The two tables of the law.
- n. Hence, the whole divine revelation; the sacre� Scriptures.
- transitive v. To witness; to attest; to prove by testimony.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Witness; evidence; proof or demonstration of some fact.
- n. In law, the statement or declaration of a witness; oral evidence; a solemn statement or declaration under oath or affirmation, made as evidence before a tribunal or an officer for the purposes of evidence; a statement or statements made in proof of something.
- n. Tenor of declarations or statements made or witness borne; declaration: as, the testimony of history.
- n. The act of bearing witness; open attestation; profession.
- n. A declaration or protest.
- n. In Scripture: The law of God in general; the Scriptures.
- n. Specifically, the two tables of the law (tables of the testimony); the decalogue.
- n. Synonyms Deposition, attestation.
- n. 1, 2, and Proof, etc. See evidence.
- To witness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something that serves as evidence
- n. an assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact
- n. a solemn statement made under oath
Middle English, from Old French testimonie, from Latin testimōnium, from testis, witness; see testify.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin testimōnium ("testimony"), from testis ("a witness"); see test. (Wiktionary)