Testimony

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In law and in religion, testimony is a formal statement that something is true. The words "testimony" and "testify" both come from the Latin word testis, which refers to a third-party witness.[1][2]

Law[change | change source]

In the law, testimony is a kind of evidence. It comes from a witness who says that something is true. Testimony may be spoken or written. It is usually made by oath or affirmation under penalty of perjury (which is a crime that somebody can be charged with if they give testimony that is not true).

Religion[change | change source]

Some Christians use the term "to testify" or "to give one's testimony" to mean "to tell the story of how one became a Christian".

References[change | change source]

  1. Harper, Douglas. "testify". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  2. Harper, Douglas. "testimony". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 25 January 2012.