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testify

Definition of testify

Etymology

    < Middle English testifien < Old French testifier < Latin testificari ("to bear witness") < testis ("a witness") + facere ("to make").

Verb

to testify (third-person singular simple present testifies, present participle testifying, simple past and past participle testified) (intransitive or transitive)

  1. to make a declaration, or give evidence, under oath
  2. to make a statement based on personal knowledge or faith

Related terms

External links

  • testify in Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • testify in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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