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"testimony" in British English

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testimonynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈtes.tɪ.mən.i/  us   /-moʊ.ni/ formal
(an ​example of) ​spoken or written ​statements that something is ​true, ​especially those given in a ​lawcourt: Some ​doubts have been ​expressed about his testimony.be (a) testimony to sth to be ​clearproof of something: The ​reports are testimony to the many ​hours of ​researchcompleted by this ​committee.
(Definition of testimony from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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testimonynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈtes·təˌmoʊ·ni/
a ​spoken or written ​statement that something is ​true, esp. one given in a ​court of ​law, or the ​act of giving such a ​statement: [U] The ​value of ​their testimony is ​questionable.
(Definition of testimony from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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testimonynoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈtestɪməni/ (plural testimonies)
a ​formalstatement about something, especially one given in a ​court of ​law: to give/​present/​provide testimony The ​court heard two days of testimony from ​environmentalexperts, activists, and ​lawyers. Employees' testimonies could prove crucial for Gonzales, who is ​struggling to ​hold on to his ​job.
proof that something exists or is ​true: be (a) testimony to sth Our ​advance in the face of relentless ​competition is a testimony to the ​commitment of our ​marketingdivision.
(Definition of testimony from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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