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
- To witness.
- 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.
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
The Reformed Dissenters "prefix a _Narrative_ to their testimony," thus rejecting _history_ from _testimony_.
_good_, such a declaration would not be entitled to a feather's weight as testimony; it is not _testimony_ but _opinion_.
In many civil cases, what the two parties swear in testimony is mutually irreconcilable and one or the other is wrong; the answer is to let the jury determine who's not being truthful and let the punishment be they lose the case.
The best way to read this testimony is alongside the other written witness submissions, as taken together they offer a good compendium of the extant expert views in the US on how to see drones and the CIA — and the CIA and its use of force is, at the end of the day, the biggest issue here.
Walter Brueggemann, in the book already referred to, describes the interplay in Hebrew Scripture between what he calls testimony and countertestimony – between the triumphant gratitude that celebrates God's commitment and the agonised doubt and protest that can see only 'absence and silence' and articulates God's 'hiddenness, ambiguity, and negativity' (p. 400).
But I have sufficiently shewn, that this is not the true notion of faith in general, but only of a particular kind of faith; viz. that which is wrought by the argument, which we call testimony or authority.
This testimony is always agreeable to the written word, and is therefore always grounded upon sanctification; for the Spirit in the heart cannot contradict the Spirit in the word.
– Joe Medicine Crow-High Bird: The last living Plains Indian war chief and author of seminal works in Native American history is also the last person alive to have received direct oral testimony from a participant in the Battle of the Little Bighorn: his grandfather, a scout for Gen. George Custer.
The NCI admitted in testimony before the U.S. Congress in 1998, after an investigation by the U.S.
MB: Yeah, all evidence including court testimony from the founder of the Coca-Cola Company itself points to the fact that there was cocaine in it.