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testimony

Pronunciation: /ˈtestəməʊni; ˈtestɪməni/

Translation of testimony in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -nies)

  • 1.1 u and c [Law/Derecho] declaración (feminine), testimonio (masculine) to give testimony prestar declaración
    Example sentences
    • A strong case, according to this view, includes the testimony of an eyewitness.
    • In his court testimony Mr. Hughes was asked about windows open in the basement.
    • In his testimony in Court, Aleksiejuk reiterated much of his medical notes and letters.
    1.2 (demonstration) [formal] (no plural/sin plural) to be (a) testimony o to bear testimony to sth ser* or dar* testimonio de algo, atestiguar* algo
    Example sentences
    • Hume does not tell us what conditions would raise the quality of testimony to the level of a proof, although what he says later yields some hints.
    • Their lack of visibility is testimony to the condition of the former ruling party as an army in retreat from its political responsibilities.
    • It is testimony to the spirit the coach has engendered in his side that the home team recovered to win the second half and end up just one converted try behind a team that was supposed to win at a canter.

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