Testimony

solemn attestation as to the truth of a matter

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]

LawEdit

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).

ReligionEdit

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".

ReferencesEdit

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