Definition of testimonial noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌtestɪˈməʊniəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌtestɪˈmoʊniəl//
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  1. 1a formal written statement, often by a former employer, about somebody’s abilities, qualities and character; a formal written statement about the quality of something a glowing testimonial The catalogue is full of testimonials from satisfied customers.
  2. 2a thing that is given or done to show admiration for somebody or to thank somebody a testimonial game (= to raise money for a particular player) He attended a testimonial dinner in his honour.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French testimonial ‘testifying, serving as evidence’, from late Latin testimonialis, from Latin testimonium, from testis ‘a witness’.
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