(Tes"ti*fy) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Testified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Testifying ] [OF. testifier, L. testificari;
testis a witness + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See - fy, and cf. Attest, Contest, Detest, Protest, Testament.]
1. To make a solemn declaration, verbal or written, to establish some fact; to give testimony for the purpose
of communicating to others a knowledge of something not known to them.
Jesus . . . needed not that any should testify of man, for he knew what was in man.John ii. 25.
2. (Law) To make a solemn declaration under oath or affirmation, for the purpose of establishing, or
making proof of, some fact to a court; to give testimony in a cause depending before a tribunal.
One witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die.Num. xxxv. 30.
3. To declare a charge; to protest; to give information; to bear witness; with against.
O Israel, . . . I will testify against thee.Ps. l. 7.
I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals.Neh. xiii. 15.
(Tes"ti*fy), v. t.
1. To bear witness to; to support the truth of by testimony; to affirm or declare solemny.
We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.John iii. 11.
2. (Law) To affirm or declare under oath or affirmation before a tribunal, in order to prove some fact.
(Tes"ti*fy), adv. In a testy manner; fretfully; peevishly; with petulance.
(Tes`ti*mo"ni*al) n. [Cf. OF. testimoniale, LL. testimonialis, L. testimoniales (sc. litteræ).
See Testimonial, a.]
1. A writing or certificate which bears testimony in favor of one's character, good conduct, ability, etc., or
of the value of a thing.
2. Something, as money or plate, presented to a preson as a token of respect, or of obligation for services
(Tes`ti*mo"ni*al), a. [L. testimonialis: cf. F. testimonial.] Relating to, or containing, testimony.
(Tes"ti*mo*ny) n.; pl. Testimonies [L. testimonium, from testis a witness: cf. OF. testimoine,
testemoine, testimonie. See Testify.]
1. A solemn declaration or affirmation made for the purpose of establishing or proving some fact.
Such declaration, in judicial proceedings, may be verbal or written, but must be under oath or affirmation.
2. Affirmation; declaration; as, these doctrines are supported by the uniform testimony of the fathers; the
belief of past facts must depend on the evidence of human testimony, or the testimony of historians.
3. Open attestation; profession.
[Thou] for the testimony of truth, hast borneMilton.
4. Witness; evidence; proof of some fact.
When ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them.Mark vi. 11.