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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.

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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)

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a statement of a witness in court, usually on oath, offered as evidence of the truth of what is alleged.
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TESTIMONY, evidence. The statement made by a witness under oath or affirmation. Vide Bill to perpetuate testimony.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(1) His testimonium can be supplemented by that of Olympiadoros (AD 423) and a number of inscriptions and graffiti, most of them to be found in the Fontes (1998).
(7) Venerabilis Beda, Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum, liber III, caput XIX: "Ut Furseus, apud Orientales Anglos monasterium fecerit; et de visionibus vel sanctitate ejus, cui etiam caro post mortem incorrupta testimonium perhibuerit", in J.-P.
Emilia Perassi en "Testis, superstes, testimonium. Colectivizar memoria: la literatura italiana y la dictadura militar argentina" enfoca la tematica de la dictadura argentina en obras de autores italianos a partir de los noventa.
Si tratta in realta di una attribuzione sospetta e respinta da Radt in quanto 'Sophoclem Cassandram scripsisse hoc solum testimonium est; cui eo magis diffidere par est quod versus proxime e Lycophrone allatus de Cassandra agit.' (79)
Among the topics are Ovid and the novel, a neglected testimonium on Xenophon of Ephesus by Gregory Pardos, Martin Luther and theVita Aesopi, Fielding's Tom Jones as a rewriting of the ancient novel, and the ancient novel in modern Japan.
106 and 117 with Inwood's 2007 commentary; also Long and Sedley 1987, 44E and 45 (Long and Sedley hereafter abbreviated as LS, followed by section and testimonium, unless otherwise indicated); cf.
This is certainly not a testimonium paupertatis of the leprosy research community, since the same roadblocks in understanding exist in most, if not all, other human inflammatory and auto-immune diseases, including arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, auto-immune diabetes, multiple sclerosis and peripheral demyelinating neuropathies.