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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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Although Shenker recognizes that Langer's and the Yale archive's "preference for stressing anti-redemptive modes of testimony constitutes a framing paradigm" in itself, Shenker's discussions of individual testimonies nonetheless tend to locate resistance to archival instrumentalization--what he also suggestively calls "signatures of individual expressions in testimonies"--in moments where such deep or anti-redemptive memory is said to emerge and to contest the demands of common memory (53, 4).
First term: Testimony should be performed in front of one of the security departments without providing an oath - except when it is necessary -- like when a traffic policeman examines a severe accident that might have led to a death, here the witness may provide an oath, but in other overall cases, the testimony before the security men will be for uncovering the truth.
Writing for the majority, Justice Samuel Alito described Quijano's testimony as "bizarre and objectionable," but he said the difference in Buck's case was that the psychologist's discussion of race was elicited by his defense lawyers.
After the jurors have retired to consider their verdict, if they request additional instructions or to have any testimony read to them they shall be conducted into the courtroom by the officer who has them in charge and the court may give them the additional instructions or may order the testimony read to them.
18) In some instances, however, courts have ruled that witnesses are entitled to obtain copies of their grand jury testimony based on their interests alone.
A Kaiser spokesman said Tuesday that the health group was ``shocked'' by Edwards' testimony.
A dissenting opinion asserted that lay testimony on insanity is excluded in Virginia only when there has been no evidence supporting an insanity defense introduced, but here the court-appointed expert established that the defendant was "most likely psychotic" at the time of the killing.
More specifically, the Board has determined, on nearly identical facts, that no controlling question of law or policy existed, where the ALJ issued a prehearing order ruling that a foreign national respondent subject to a related pending criminal indictment may not present his testimony at the hearing via a deposition taken abroad.
Agrand jury--which is supposedly a citizen fact-finding body charged with determining the likelihood of a crime but in reality more resembles a fishing expedition dominated by a federal prosecutor--can unilaterally issue subpoenas to seize any assets and compel testimony from any witness.
Local authorities were ordered to examine thousands of civil cases where parents had been forced to give up their children for adoption after being accused of abuse on the testimony of paediatricians.
The Board, which oversees the IRS's administration, management, and direction, has invited TEI's testimony every year since its inception (as part of the restructuring of the tax agency.
Federal rule of civil procedure 26(a)(2) mandates experts disclose their identity, the issues their opinions will address, their professional qualifications (including what they've published in the past 10 years and all cases in which they provided expert testimony in the previous four years) and who is paying them.