Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A statement in support of a particular truth, fact, or claim.
  • noun A written affirmation of another's character or worth; a personal recommendation.
  • noun Something given in appreciation of a person's service or achievement; a tribute.
  • adjective Relating to or constituting a testimony or testimonial.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to or containing testimony.
  • noun A will; a testament.
  • noun A certificate; a warrant.
  • noun A mark; token; evidence; proof.
  • noun A statement; a declaration; testimony.
  • noun A writing certifying to one's character, conduct, or qualifications; a certificate of worth, attainment, excellence, value, genuineness, etc.
  • noun A tangible expression of respect, esteem, admiration, appreciation or acknowledgment of services, or the like.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A writing or certificate which bears testimony in favor of one's character, good conduct, ability, etc., or of the value of a thing.
  • noun Something, as money or plate, presented to a preson as a token of respect, or of obligation for services rendered.
  • adjective Relating to, or containing, testimony.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A statement, especially one given under oath; testimony
  • noun A written recommendation of someone's worth or character
  • noun A tribute given in appreciation of someone's service etc.
  • noun soccer A match played in tribute to a particular player (who sometimes receives a proportion of the gate money).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
  • noun something that serves as evidence
  • noun something given or done as an expression of esteem
  • adjective expressing admiration or appreciation
  • adjective of or relating to or constituting testimony

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French, of evidence, from Late Latin testimōniālis, of evidence, from Latin testimōnium, testimony; see testimony.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French testimonial, from Late Latin testimonialis ("of or pertaining to testimony"), from Latin testimonium ("testimony"); see testimony.

Examples

  • In fact, with my first guide, Affiliate Project X, I gave away a live $200 a day income stream for free (one subscriber told me she quit her job off this free method - now that's what I call a testimonial).

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  • Just a quick testimonial from the last bootcamp Leo had.

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  • Another red flag: A testimonial from a "working mom" claiming to be supplementing her income while working from home.

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  • Northern Rock also got a glowing testimonial from the Governor of the Bank of England, who is quoted at some length.

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  • Northern Rock also got a glowing testimonial from the Governor of the Bank of England, who is quoted at some length.

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  • Here's a testimonial from a guy who suffered, alone for years before we intervened:

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  • First off, I have not read one testimonial from a crab boat captain, about “how much a deck hand makes.”

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  • Flickr gets a lovely impromptu testimonial from a member, so I trot along to read it, and get the URL to hook it up on ludicorp. com.

    A sheltered life.

  • Flickr gets a lovely impromptu testimonial from a member, so I trot along to read it, and get the URL to hook it up on ludicorp. com.

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  • Update Two: aktiv1 shares a link to this very funny testimonial from a female Dutch anthropologist who discusses what it was like to be the subject of an earlier MRI-sex-photography project.

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  • WIZARD

    ...back where I come from there are men who

    do nothing all day but good deeds. They

    are called phil...er -- er -- phil -- er,

    yes...good-deed-doers. And their hearts

    are no bigger than yours. But! They have

    one thing you haven't got! A testimonial

    June 11, 2010