testimony

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Word of the Day
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testimony

Pronunciation /ˈtɛstɪməni/
noun testimonies
1 A formal written or spoken statement, especially one given in a court of law.
1.1 mass noun Evidence or proof of something.
1.2 A public recounting of a religious conversion or experience.
1.3 archaic A solemn protest or declaration.

Origin
Middle English from Latin testimonium, from testis ‘a witness’.

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Claire tried to provide careful and accurate testimony, even though the event in question had been months earlier. She did not wish to be seen as a witless witness.

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