When you give testimony you are telling what you saw or what you know. Your testimony that your hand was not in the cookie jar goes against the testimony of several eyewitnesses.
The Latin root for testimony is testis, meaning “ witness.” “Eye witness testimony” is a phrase you will hear often in legal discussions. An object can also give testimony, without speaking of course: "The statue they built of you outside the bowling alley offers testimony to your greatness."
n something that serves as evidence
n a solemn statement made under oath
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testimony by word or deed to your religious faith
(law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction
the action of bearing witness
written declaration made under oath; a written statement sworn to be true before someone legally authorized to administer an oath
perjured testimony that someone was persuaded to give
the first pillar of Islam is an affirmation of faith
(law) an affidavit attached to a statement confirming the truth of that statement
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(law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved