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From Middle English testifien, borrowed from Old French testifier, from Latin testificārī, present active infinitive of testificor (“I bear witness”), from testis (“a witness”) + facere (“to make”). See -fy.
- To make a declaration, or give evidence, under oath.
- 2014 August 29, Ruzwana Bashir, “The untold story of how a culture of shame perpetuates abuse. I know, I was a victim”, in The Guardian:
- It was only after a decade away from Skipton that I was finally able to garner the courage to return and testify against my abuser.
- To make a statement based on personal knowledge or faith.
to make a declaration, or give evidence, under oath
to make a statement based on personal knowledge or faith