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Definition of testimony noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. testimonies)
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  1. 1[uncountable, singular] testimony (to something) a thing that shows that something else exists or is true synonym testament This increase in exports bears testimony to the successes of industry. The pyramids are an eloquent testimony to the ancient Egyptians' engineering skills.
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] a formal written or spoken statement saying what you know to be true, usually in court a sworn testimony Her claim was supported by the testimony of several witnesses. Can I refuse to give testimony?
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