testimonial

[tes-tuh-moh-nee-uhl]
noun
1.
a written declaration certifying to a person's character, conduct, or qualifications, or to the value, excellence, etc., of a thing; a letter or written statement of recommendation.
2.
something given or done as an expression of esteem, admiration, or gratitude.
adjective
3.
pertaining to or serving as a testimonial: a testimonial dinner for the retiring dean.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin testimōniālis. See testimony, -al1

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testimonial (ˌtɛstɪˈməʊnɪəl)
 
n
1.  a.  a recommendation of the character, ability, etc, of a person or of the quality of a consumer product or service, esp by a person whose opinion is valued
 b.  (as modifier): testimonial advertising
2.  a formal statement of truth or fact
3.  a tribute given for services or achievements
4.  a sports match to raise money for a particular player
 
adj
5.  of or relating to a testimony or testimonial
 
usage  Testimonial is sometimes wrongly used where testimony is meant: his re-election is a testimony (not a testimonial) to his popularity with his constituents

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testimonial
early 15c., "of or pertaining to testimony," in letters testimonial from M.Fr. lettres testimoniaulx, from L. litteræ testimoniales, from testimonium (see testimony). The noun meaning "writing testifying to one's qualification or character" is recorded from 1570s;
that of "gift presented as an expression of appreciation" is from 1838.
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Example sentences
But testimonial dinners have a sadness to them that haunts the participants.
He gestured toward rubble surrounding a crater-a testimonial to the pinpoint
  accuracy of allied bombing.
The amazing diversity of dogs is a testimonial to the possibilities of
  selection.
If anyone out there can help me please reply too this testimonial.
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