testification

testification

[tes-tuh-fi-key-shuhn]
noun
the act of testifying or giving testimony.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin testificātiōn- (stem of testificātiō) a bearing witness. See testify, -fication

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testify (ˈtɛstɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb (when intr, often foll by to) , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  (when tr, may take a clause as object) to state (something) formally as a declaration of fact: I testify that I know nothing about him
2.  law to declare or give (evidence) under oath, esp in court
3.  to be evidence (of); serve as witness (to): the money testified to his good faith
4.  (tr) to declare or acknowledge openly
 
[C14: from Latin testificārī, from testis witness]
 
testifi'cation
 
n
 
'testifier
 
n

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