Testimony

Definition of Testimony

Tes´ti`mo`ny
n.1.A solemn declaration or affirmation made for the purpose of establishing or proving some fact.
2.Affirmation; declaration; as, these doctrines are supported by the uniform testimony of the fathers; the belief of past facts must depend on the evidence of human testimony, or the testimony of historians.
3.Open attestation; profession.
[Thou] for the testimony of truth, hast borne
Universal reproach.
- Milton.
4.Witness; evidence; proof of some fact.
When ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them.
- Mark vi. 11.
5.(Jewish Antiq.) The two tables of the law.
Thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.
- Ex. xxv. 16.
6.Hence, the whole divine revelation; the sacre Scriptures.
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
- Ps. xix. 7.
v. t.1.To witness; to attest; to prove by testimony.

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