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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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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The next morning I sent my testimonials to the Professor's employer in Portland Place.
Let us indulge in the belief that they will not only be free from all accusation of injustice to these unfortunate sons of nature, but that the testimonials of their acts of kindness and benevolence toward them will plead the cause of their virtues, as they are now authenticated by the record of history upon earth.
Our holy father, the pope, has made him a knight of Jesus Christ for the services he rendered to the Christians in the East; he has five or six rings as testimonials from Eastern monarchs of his services."
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Adejare, who was apprehended by detectives from Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos within the premises of his school, in Ede, on Wednesday allegedly signed the statement of results and testimonial of Adeleke, who was said to have finished his secondary school education in 1981 at Ede Muslim High School 1.
[N]one of the officers' actions were reasonably likely to elicit an incriminating testimonial communication, the court said.
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