from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A statement in support of a particular truth, fact, or claim.
- n. A written affirmation of another's character or worth; a personal recommendation.
- n. Something given in appreciation of a person's service or achievement; a tribute.
- adj. Relating to or constituting a testimony or testimonial: testimonial statements; a testimonial dinner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A statement, especially one given under oath; testimony
- n. A written recommendation of someone's worth or character
- n. A tribute given in appreciation of someone's service etc.
- n. A match played in tribute to a particular player (who sometimes receives a proportion of the gate money).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A writing or certificate which bears testimony in favor of one's character, good conduct, ability, etc., or of the value of a thing.
- n. Something, as money or plate, presented to a preson as a token of respect, or of obligation for services rendered.
- adj. Relating to, or containing, testimony.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to or containing testimony.
- n. A will; a testament.
- n. A certificate; a warrant.
- n. A mark; token; evidence; proof.
- n. A statement; a declaration; testimony.
- n. A writing certifying to one's character, conduct, or qualifications; a certificate of worth, attainment, excellence, value, genuineness, etc.
- n. A tangible expression of respect, esteem, admiration, appreciation or acknowledgment of services, or the like.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
- n. something that serves as evidence
- n. something given or done as an expression of esteem
- adj. expressing admiration or appreciation
- adj. of or relating to or constituting testimony
In fact, with my first guide, Affiliate Project X, I gave away a live $200 a day income stream for free (one subscriber told me she quit her job off this free method - now that's what I call a testimonial).
Just a quick testimonial from the last bootcamp Leo had.
Another red flag: A testimonial from a "working mom" claiming to be supplementing her income while working from home.
Northern Rock also got a glowing testimonial from the Governor of the Bank of England, who is quoted at some length.
Here's a testimonial from a guy who suffered, alone for years before we intervened:
First off, I have not read one testimonial from a crab boat captain, about “how much a deck hand makes.”
Flickr gets a lovely impromptu testimonial from a member, so I trot along to read it, and get the URL to hook it up on ludicorp. com.
Update Two: aktiv1 shares a link to this very funny testimonial from a female Dutch anthropologist who discusses what it was like to be the subject of an earlier MRI-sex-photography project.
Brokeback Mountain read a testimonial from a German Muslim, describing how he was snatched in Macedonia before being sent away for months of rough questioning in Afghanistan.
That's because the Fifth Amendment's protection against self-incrimination bars the government from compelling an individual to divulge any information or engage in any action considered to be "testimonial"-that is, predicated on potentially incriminating knowledge contained solely within the suspect's mind.