Testimony

solemn attestation as to the truth of a matter

In law and in religion, testimony is a solemn attestation as to the truth of a matter. The words "testimony" and "testify" both derive from the Latin word testis, referring to the notion of a disinterested third-party witness.[1][2]

LawEdit

In the law, testimony is a form of evidence given by a witness who makes a solemn statement or declaration of fact. Testimony may be spoken or written. It is usually made by oath or affirmation under penalty of perjury.

ReligionEdit

Christians in general, especially within the Evangelical tradition, 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.