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TESTIMONY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does testimony mean? 

TESTIMONY (noun)
  The noun TESTIMONY has 3 senses:

1. a solemn statement made under oath
2. an assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact
3. something that serves as evidence

  Familiarity information: TESTIMONY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TESTIMONY (noun)


Sense 1testimony [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A solemn statement made under oath

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("testimony" is a kind of...):

evidence ((law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "testimony"):

witness (testimony by word or deed to your religious faith)

declaration ((law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction)

attestation (the action of bearing witness)

affidavit (written declaration made under oath; a written statement sworn to be true before someone legally authorized to administer an oath)

subornation (perjured testimony that someone was persuaded to give)


Sense 2testimony [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

according to his own testimony he can't do it

Hypernyms ("testimony" is a kind of...):

assertion; asseveration; averment (a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary))


Sense 3testimony [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that serves as evidence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

testimonial; testimony

Context example:

his effort was testimony to his devotion

Hypernyms ("testimony" is a kind of...):

evidence (an indication that makes something evident)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "testimony"):

good authority (testimony by someone who should know)

testament (strong evidence for something)


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