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testimony (n.)

c. 1400, "proof or demonstration of some fact, evidence, piece of evidence;" early 15c., "legal testimony, sworn statement of a witness," from Old North French testimonie (Old French testimoine 11c.), from Latin testimonium "evidence, proof, witness, attestation," from testis "a witness, one who attests" (see testament) + -monium, suffix signifying action, state, condition. Despite the common modern assertion, the sense of the word is unlikely to have anything to do with testicles (see testis).

Earliest attested sense in English is "the Ten Commandments" (late 14c.), from Vulgate use of Late Latin testimonium, along with Greek to martyrion (Septuagint), translations of Hebrew 'eduth "attestation, testimony" (of the Decalogue), from 'ed "witness."

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Definitions of testimony

testimony (n.)
a solemn statement made under oath;
testimony (n.)
an assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact;
according to his own testimony he can't do it
testimony (n.)
something that serves as evidence;
his effort was testimony to his devotion
Synonyms: testimonial
From wordnet.princeton.edu