témoin

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French tesmoing, tesmoin, from Latin testimōnium (also borrowed in Old French testemoingne).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /te.mwɛ̃/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

témoin m (plural témoins, feminine témoignesse (rare) or témouine (nonstandard))

  1. (law) witness
  2. (marriage, weddings) best man
  3. (athletics, relay racing) baton
  4. indicator
  5. (Internet, software) Ellipsis of témoin de navigation

Usage notes[edit]

The masculine noun is generally used for both male and female witnesses.

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