• (GA) IPA: /ˈtɛstɪmoʊni/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈtɛstɪməni/


  1. (legal) Statements made by a witness in court.
  2. An account of first-hand experience.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 6”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      [Thou] for the testimony of truth, hast borne / Universal reproach.
  3. (religion) In a church service, a personal account, such as of one's conversion.
  4. Witness; evidence; proof of some fact.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Mark 6:11 ↗:
      When ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them.
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  • Russian: свиде́тельство
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