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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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Integrating these testimonies into the Institute's Visual History Archive C which currently contains more than 51,000 audiovisual interviews -- also means the oral history testimonies compiled by JFCS and other partner groups will become much more accessible to scholars, students, educators and the general public.
Law enforcement officers play a vital role in the courtroom--that juridical theater where judges and juries make life-altering decisions based, for the most part, on the performance of witnesses and the weight of their testimonies.
Testimonies are personal, unscripted narratives of faith.
Now, not only is she publishing other authors, she is offering a book that will support the children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic in southern Africa, How We Got Over: Testimonies of Faith, Hope, and Courage an inspirational anthology.
During the participants' testimonies at the start of the workshop Lustberg posed questions and interacted with each individual's testimony as a legislator would, thereby giving the municipal officials the opportunity to hone their presentation skills.
And Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, a nonprofit organization located near Universal City, is developing an interactive videotape archive of thousands of Holocaust survivors' testimonies.
Douglas Greenberg, President and CEO of the Shoah Foundation, remarked, "The Shoah Foundation's collection of eyewitness testimonies to the Holocaust is a scholarly archive of unique breadth and depth.
After their testimonies, police-witnesses resume their normal duties and private lives.
As the passing years dim the memories and still the voices of Holocaust survivors, the accelerated efforts to record their testimonies on videotape have become controversial.
Educational materials developed by the Shoah Foundation and based on its archive of over 50,000 Holocaust survivor and other witness testimonies are now being incorporated into classrooms in Istanbul, Turkey.