testimony


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Testimony

Oral evidence offered by a competent witness under oath, which is used to establish some fact or set of facts.

Testimony is distinguishable from evidence that is acquired through the use of written sources, such as documents.

testimony

n. oral evidence given under oath by a witness in answer to questions posed by attorneys at trial or at a deposition (questioning under oath outside of court). (See: testify, trial, deposition, evidence, witness)

testimony

noun affidavit, affirmation, assertion, asseveration, attestation, averment, avowal, declaration, declaration of facts, deposition, disclosure, evidence, evidence by a competent witness, evidence in support of, expression, profession, proof, proof by a witness, revelation, statement, statement of facts, testimonium
Associated concepts: circumstantial testimony, compelled testimony, corroborative testimony, cross-examination, deposition, direct examination, expert testimony, impeachhent of testimony, incompetent testimony, involuntary tessimony, oral testimony, perjured testimony, preservation of testimony, testimony under oath
See also: adjuration, admission, attestation, avowal, certification, corroboration, deposition, disclosure, proof, recommendation, reference, statement

testimony

a statement of a witness in court, usually on oath, offered as evidence of the truth of what is alleged.

TESTIMONY, evidence. The statement made by a witness under oath or affirmation. Vide Bill to perpetuate testimony.

References in classic literature ?
But there was less equivocal testimony, which the credulity of the assembly, or of the greater part, greedily swallowed, however incredible.
The victory has been with Menelaus; therefore give back Helen with all her wealth, and pay such fine as shall be agreed upon, in testimony among them that shall be born hereafter.
Now, how strangely unusual must that voice have really been, about which such testimony as this could have been elicited
These lands are mine by the very grants of thy ancestry, if thou art so descended; and I appeal to Heaven for a testimony of the uses I have put them to.
In testimony whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals beside those of the persons hereinabove named, for the information of all whom it may concern.
But, in the present state of her mind, is her testimony to be trusted--even if she were willing to speak?
I'm not saying that if I'd got the right kind of testimony out of their witnesses on cross-examination, that friendship would have decided the case.
That is what mighty cities declare; and the children of the gods, who were their poets and prophets, bear a like testimony.
To those therefore I apply for the truth of the above observations, whose own minds can bear testimony to what I have advanced.
That testimony is inscribed on their stones, and on the walls of their summits.
If you interfere to balk his vengeance, you should remember there is one way to shut your testimony out; and that is to put you in the dock.
The testimony of the inhabitants also declares, that Shore Lane, after midnight, is one of the quietest and loneliest streets in London.