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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
expert evidence/testimony
▪ Two doctors were called to give expert testimony at the inquiry.
eyewitness account/report/testimony
▪ According to eyewitness accounts, soldiers opened fire on the crowd.
the statement/testimony of a witness (=what a witness says)
▪ The testimony of one witness led to his conviction.
▪ But the disdain of these accomplished economists for supply-side economics can easily be deduced from their writings and congressional testimony.
▪ Their very insistence of trying to make sense is eloquent testimony to assumptions that are powerful though silent.
▪ The mountaintop offers eloquent testimony on all of this, for nothing there grows for ever.
▪ Mr. Griffiths I could not pay a more eloquent testimony to the doctor than my hon. Friend has just paid.
▪ And the stridency of those who argue otherwise bears eloquent testimony to that fact.
▪ Not for him the bothersome business of committee hearings, expert testimony, study panels.
▪ That means somebody who swears to false testimony in court to get Hearst control of another claim.
▪ The 1995 version was the first set of guidelines to include oral testimony from special interest groups and individuals.
▪ Bob, however, was not prepared to believe anything but the personal testimony of his men.
▪ Elizabeth Dole none the less delivered a seamless, personal testimony to the nominee.
▪ In his videotaped testimony, Clinton denied any knowledge of the loan diversion.
▪ This is consistent with recent studies on attention focusing in eyewitness testimony.
▪ Names and dates. Eyewitness testimony.
▪ Some implications of these results for eyewitness testimony and for the psychology of driving are considered.
▪ In addition, a trademark of the cartel was to burn their enemies' corpses beyond recognition, according to the testimony.
▪ Brown had a revolver tucked in his shorts pocket, but Craft never saw it, according to court testimony.
▪ Vasseur has been missing since her husband saw her leave for work the morning of Sept. 22, according to testimony.
▪ Among Darwin's papers at Cambridge University Library there is an extraordinary sheet of paper that bears testimony to this historical visit.
▪ And the stridency of those who argue otherwise bears eloquent testimony to that fact.
▪ As lesbians we bear testimony to this resistance to socialisation.
▪ In the event of dispute he had to give testimony, whose value often seems to have been related to his rank.
▪ Scores of equally distinguished witnesses gave similar testimony.
▪ An added problem in this case was that she was too old to give unsworn testimony.
▪ As he prepared to give testimony to the Stockholm court in October, Tatum had reason for optimism.
▪ After giving testimony in 1997 and 1998, Levar had tried several times to gain financial support and asylum in another country.
▪ And it usually leads to the second thing which is to give some testimony.
▪ This will mean that more young girls will have to be subjected to the trauma of giving testimony in court.
▪ Witnesses would be called who would give testimony about the effects of such concussion upon the brain physiology.
▪ The tribunal's three judges heard testimony from 158 witnesses over 15 months.
▪ In numerous House and Senate hearings, Congress heard conflicting testimony from expert witnesses.
▪ Mark Smith was in court to hear her testimony.
▪ The charges came as a House Judiciary subcommittee heard testimony on legislation introduced by Rep.
▪ The court heard harrowing testimony from survivors and relatives of the victims.
▪ Judges got a point-and-click tour of the Net on Thursday and heard more testimony Friday.
▪ The civil jury also heard testimony from Simpson himself, who insisted he did not commit the murders.
▪ The jury heard the testimony of other well-regarded scientists.
▪ He presented his testimony before the 13-member special tribunal on June 10 and on July 15-22.
▪ That means somebody who swears to false testimony in court to get Hearst control of another claim.
bear witness/testimony to sth
▪ Photographs taken in 1904 bear witness to the extent of these repairs.
▪ Punta Banda's ghostly streets, vacant houses and shuttered hotel bear testimony to dreams gone sour.
▪ Sparrow's books bear witness to his movement in the most exclusive circles.
▪ The current trial of Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 persons bears witness to that.
▪ The human genome bears witness to this process, too.
▪ The Renaissance bears witness to a sociology, a psychology of joy.
▪ They bear witness to the precious quality of the embryo and the birth process.
▪ They alone bear witness to uneasiness and possible stress.
sworn statement/evidence/testimony etc
▪ The application was based on a sworn statement from a lay midwife who said she attended his birth in La Paloma.
▪ The reports were based on sworn statements of graduates of the camp, whose seven-month training including the use of explosives.
▪ This is confirmed by her not going against her sworn statement, unlawfully though it had been extracted from her.
▪ This meant that sworn statements by Mitchell, Stans and others would not be made public before the election.
▪ Years later her parents made a sworn statement testifying that the couple had met in July 1917.
▪ In his testimony, he denied that his company had ignored the safety procedures.
▪ The grand jury today heard testimony from numerous witnesses.
▪ He later pleaded guilty to eight perjury counts resulting from testimony in drug cases.
▪ Service, under such appalling conditions, is testimony indeed to his courage.
▪ Silverman attacked her credibility, pointing out inconsistencies in her testimony.
▪ Since the trial began April 16, jurors have heard an average of less than three days of testimony per week.
▪ Their testimony on it represents crucial, first-hand experience of which those planning for the hospital-based sector must take significant account.
▪ These recent developments are testimony to that view.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Testimony \Tes"ti*mo*ny\, v. t. To witness; to attest; to prove by testimony. [Obs.]


Testimony \Tes"ti*mo*ny\, n.; pl. Testimonies. [L. testimonium, from testis a witness: cf. OF. testimoine, testemoine, testimonie. See Testify.]

  1. A solemn declaration or affirmation made for the purpose of establishing or proving some fact.

    Note: Such declaration, in judicial proceedings, may be verbal or written, but must be under oath or affirmation.

  2. Affirmation; declaration; as, these doctrines are supported by the uniform testimony of the fathers; the belief of past facts must depend on the evidence of human testimony, or the testimony of historians.

  3. Open attestation; profession.

    [Thou] for the testimony of truth, hast borne Universal reproach.

  4. Witness; evidence; proof of some fact.

    When ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them.
    --Mark vi. 11.

  5. (Jewish Antiq.) The two tables of the law.

    Thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.
    --Ex. xxv. 1

  6. 6. Hence, the whole divine revelation; the sacre? Scriptures.

    The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
    --Ps. xix.

  7. Syn: Proof; evidence; attestation; witness; affirmation; confirmation; averment.

    Usage: Testimony, Proof, Evidence. Proof is the most familiar, and is used more frequently (though not exclusively) of facts and things which occur in the ordinary concerns of life. Evidence is a word of more dignity, and is more generally applied to that which is moral or intellectual; as, the evidences of Christianity, etc. Testimony is what is deposed to by a witness on oath or affirmation. When used figuratively or in a wider sense, the word testimony has still a reference to some living agent as its author, as when we speak of the testimony of conscience, or of doing a thing in testimony of our affection, etc. Testimony refers rather to the thing declared, evidence to its value or effect. ``To conform our language more to common use, we ought to divide arguments into demonstrations, proofs, and probabilities; ba proofs, meaning such arguments from experience as leave no room for doubt or opposition.''
    --Hume. ``The evidence of sense is the first and highest kind of evidence of which human nature is capable.''
    --Bp. Wilkins. ``The proof of everything must be by the testimony of such as the parties produce.''

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, "proof or demonstration of some fact, evidence, piece of evidence;" early 15c., "legal testimony, sworn statement of a witness," from Old North French testimonie (Old French testimoine 11c.), from Latin testimonium "evidence, proof, witness, attestation," from testis "a witness, one who attests" (see testament) + -monium, suffix signifying action, state, condition. Despite the common modern assertion, the sense of the word is unlikely to have anything to do with testicles (see testis).\n

\nEarliest attested sense in English is "the Ten Commandments" (late 14c.), from Vulgate use of Late Latin testimonium, along with Greek to martyrion (Septuagint), translations of Hebrew 'eduth "attestation, testimony" (of the Decalogue), from 'ed "witness."


n. (context legal English) statements made by a witness in court.

  1. n. a solemn statement made under oath

  2. an assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact; "according to his own testimony he can't do it"

  3. something that serves as evidence; "his effort was testimony to his devotion" [syn: testimonial]


In law and in religion, testimony is a solemn attestation as to the truth of a matter.

Testimony (book)

Testimony ( Russian: Свидетельство) is a book that was published in October 1979 by the Russian musicologist Solomon Volkov. He claimed that it was the memoirs of the composer Dmitri Shostakovich. From its publication, its portrayal of the composer and his views was controversial: the Shostakovich of the book was sometimes critical of fellow composers, and most notably was strongly anti- Soviet in his views. The book also contained comments on his own music, indicating that it was intended as veiled criticism of the Soviet authorities and support for the dissident movement. The authenticity of the book is still very much disputed.

Testimony (Neal Morse album)

Testimony is the third studio album, and the first concept album, by Neal Morse. Released in 2003, this double record is in five sections detailing the composer's life and conversion to Christianity. The album features performances from ex- Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy and Kerry Livgren of Kansas, although the majority of instruments are played by Morse himself.

Footage from the writing and recording sessions for this album was released as a two-hour-long DVD titled Making of Testimony: Rough Edit in September 2007

Testimony (1988 film)

Testimony: The Story of Shostakovich is a 1988 British musical drama film directed by Tony Palmer and starring Ben Kingsley, Sherry Baines and Robert Stephens. The film is based on the memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) as dictated in the book Testimony (edited by Solomon Volkov, ISBN 0-87910-021-4) and filmed in Panavision. Some consider the book to be a fabrication.

Testimony (disambiguation)

Testimony is the statement of a witness in court.

Testimony may also refer to:

Testimony (Dana Glover album)

Testimony is the only studio album by singer/songwriter Dana Glover.

Released in October 2002, the album reached #43 on the UK Album Charts and produced two singles which both cracked the top 30 on ranking charts. "Thinking Over", reached #17 on the AC charts and #22 on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks charts, and "Rain" reached #30 on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks charts.

In 2004, "Thinking Over" was used for the Garry Marshall film Raising Helen. Other songs on the album which were used in major films are "The Way (Radio Song)" from the Sandra Bullock/Hugh Grant comedy Two Weeks Notice and "Maybe" from Laws of Attraction.

Testimony (Virtue album)

Testimony is the sixth album from gospel group Virtue. It includes the single "Follow Me". "Follow Me peaked on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart at #4, and had remained on the chart for 42 weeks. The single then ranked #23 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs (Year End) Chart of 2006.

Testimony (1920 film)

Testimony is a 1920 British silent drama film directed by Guy Newall and starring Ivy Duke, David Hawthorne and Mary Rorke. It was based on the novel of the same title by Alice and Claude Askew.

Testimony (The Gap Band album)

Testimony is the 13th album by The Gap Band, released in 1994 on Lalique Records. The album includes several songs which were included in first solo Charlie Wilson's album You Turn My Life Around in 1992.

Testimony (August Alsina album)

Testimony is the debut studio album by American R&B recording artist August Alsina. It was released on April 15, 2014, by Def Jam Recordings. The album was supported by six singles: " I Luv This Shit" featuring Trinidad James, "Ghetto" featuring Rich Homie Quan, " Numb" featuring B.o.B and Yo Gotti, "Make It Home" featuring Jeezy, "Kissin' on My Tattoos" and "No Love (Remix)" featuring Nicki Minaj; along with the release of his promotional single, "Benediction" featuring Rick Ross.

Upon its release, Testimony was met with generally positive reviews from music critics, who praised the whole creativity of the album. The album debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 67,000 copies in the United States.

Usage examples of "testimony".

Questions were raised as to the adequacy of safety precautions taken by the City, but after expert testimony by City engineer Gordon Perkins these were dismissed.

The Managers of the House objected to the admission of the testimony and the question of its admissibility was argued at length by General Butler, by Judge Curtis, and by Mr.

Otto von Meissner, chief of the Presidential Chancellery, and Goering, who had accompanied Hitler, were the only witnesses to the conversation, and though Meissner is not a completely dependable source, his affidavit at Nuremberg is the only firsthand testimony in existence of what followed.

When it was over and Thure and Bud again gave their attention to the court, Bill Ugger was about to continue with his testimony, the majority of the crowd having shown themselves so plainly in sympathy with the actions of the alcalde that the rougher ones evidently thought it wise to keep quiet.

That this change had taken place despite the trauma of the alembic was eloquent testimony to his strength of spirit and the incomprehensible workings of the human mind.

It is not, however, my design to speak much anent my own affairs, which would be a very improper and uncomely thing, but only of what happened in the parish, this book being for a witness and testimony of my ministry.

Nothing but the purely apocryphal speculation that the dead barber might have threatened Angelo with his razor and that the witnesses might possibly have drawn somewhat upon their imaginations in giving the details of their testimony.

But the apocryphal fable is nonetheless eloquent testimony to the gathering suspicion and hatred directed at the court, which, along with officials in Paris, was held responsible for the plight of the common people.

On the other hand, where a State Supreme Court reversed a trial court and entered a final judgment for the defendant, a plaintiff who had never had an opportunity to introduce evidence in rebuttal to certain testimony which the trial court deemed immaterial but which the appellate court considered material, was held to have been deprived of his rights without due process of law.

American Socialists thus share the responsibility of their European comrades, the Revolutionists of our own country will now come forward with more than enough testimony to prove that they are just as guilty as their foreign comrades of propagating atheistic and anti-religious doctrines.

Yes, those Bulls of the popes are an irrefragable testimony that auricular confession is the most powerful invention of the devil to corrupt the heart, pollute the body, and damn the soul of the priest and his female penitent!

Let us hear the testimony of another living and unimpeachable witness about this peace of the soul, before, during, and after auricular confession.

Professing no repentance, glorying apparently in the crime they had committed, avowing still, as the uncontradicted testimony of Mr.

Facing the Duomo is the baptistery, which at first served as a church, a sort of octagonal temple surmounted by a cupola, built, doubtless, after the model of the Pantheon of Rome, and which, according to the testimony of a contemporary bishop, already in the eighth century projected upward the pompous rotundities of its imperial forms.

But when Christ had been baptized, He was made sufficiently manifest, both by the testimony of John and by the dove coming down upon Him, and again by the voice of the Father bearing witness to Him.