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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.

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