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TEST'IFY, v.i. [L. testificor; testis and facio.]

1. To make a solemn declaration, verbal or written, to establish some fact; to give testimony for the purpose of communicating to others a knowledge of something not known to them.

Jesus needed not that any should testify of man, for he knew what was in man. John 2.

2. In judicial proceedings, to make a solemn declaration under oath, for the purpose of establishing or making proof of some act to a court; to give testimony in a cause depending before a tribunal.

One witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die. Num.35.

3. To declare a charge against one.

O Israel, I will testify against thee. Ps.1.

4. To protest; to declare against.

I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals. Neh.13.

TEST'IFY, v.t. To affirm or declare solemnly for the purpose of establishing a fact.

We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen. John 3.

1. In law, to affirm or declare under oath before tribunal, for the purpose of proving some fact.

2. To bear witness to; to support the truth of by testimony.

To testify the gospel of the grace of God. Acts.20.

3. To publish and declare freely.

Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance towards God and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ. Acts.20.



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TEST'IFY, v.i. [L. testificor; testis and facio.]

1. To make a solemn declaration, verbal or written, to establish some fact; to give testimony for the purpose of communicating to others a knowledge of something not known to them.

Jesus needed not that any should testify of man, for he knew what was in man. John 2.

2. In judicial proceedings, to make a solemn declaration under oath, for the purpose of establishing or making proof of some act to a court; to give testimony in a cause depending before a tribunal.

One witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die. Num.35.

3. To declare a charge against one.

O Israel, I will testify against thee. Ps.1.

4. To protest; to declare against.

I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals. Neh.13.

TEST'IFY, v.t. To affirm or declare solemnly for the purpose of establishing a fact.

We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen. John 3.

1. In law, to affirm or declare under oath before tribunal, for the purpose of proving some fact.

2. To bear witness to; to support the truth of by testimony.

To testify the gospel of the grace of God. Acts.20.

3. To publish and declare freely.

Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance towards God and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ. Acts.20.

TEST'I-FY, v.i. [L. testificor; testis and facio; It. testificare; Sp. testificar.]

  1. To make a solemn declaration, verbal or written, to establish some fact; to give testimony for the purpose of communicating to others a knowledge of something not known to them. Jesus needed not that any should testify of man, for he knew what was in man. John ii.
  2. In judicial proceedings, to make a solemn declaration under oath, for the purpose of establishing or making proof of some fact to a court; to give testimony in a cause depending before a tribunal. One witness shall not testily against any person to cause him to die. Numb. xxxv.
  3. To declare a charge against one. O Israel, I will testify against thee. Ps. i.
  4. To protest; to declare against. I testified against them in the day wherein they sold provisions. Neh. xiii.

TEST'I-FY, v.t.

  1. To affirm or declare solemnly for the purpose of establishing a fact. We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen. John iii.
  2. In law, to affirm or declare under oath before a tribunal, for the purpose of proving some fact.
  3. To bear witness to; to support the truth of by testimony. To testify the Gospel of the grace of God. Acts xx.
  4. To publish and declare freely. Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Acts xx.

Tes"ti*fy
  1. To make a solemn declaration, verbal or written, to establish some fact; to give testimony for the purpose of communicating to others a knowledge of something not known to them.

    Jesus . . . needed not that any should testify of man, for he knew what was in man. John ii. 25.

  2. To bear witness to; to support the truth of by testimony; to affirm or declare solemny.

    We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. John iii. 11.

  3. In a testy manner; fretfully; peevishly; with petulance.
  4. To make a solemn declaration under oath or affirmation, for the purpose of establishing, or making proof of, some fact to a court; to give testimony in a cause depending before a tribunal.

    One witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die. Num. xxxv. 30.

  5. To affirm or declare under oath or affirmation before a tribunal, in order to prove some fact.
  6. To declare a charge; to protest; to give information; to bear witness; -- with against.

    O Israel, . . . I will testify against thee. Ps. l. 7.

    I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals. Neh. xiii. 15.

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Testify

TEST'IFY, verb intransitive [Latin testificor; testis and facio.]

1. To make a solemn declaration, verbal or written, to establish some fact; to give testimony for the purpose of communicating to others a knowledge of something not known to them.

Jesus needed not that any should testify of man, for he knew what was in man. John 2:25.

2. In judicial proceedings, to make a solemn declaration under oath, for the purpose of establishing or making proof of some act to a court; to give testimony in a cause depending before a tribunal.

One witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die. Numbers 35:30.

3. To declare a charge against one.

O Israel, I will testify against thee. Psalms 1:1.

4. To protest; to declare against.

I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals. Nehemiah 13:1.

TEST'IFY, verb transitive To affirm or declare solemnly for the purpose of establishing a fact.

We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen. John 3:11.

1. In law, to affirm or declare under oath before tribunal, for the purpose of proving some fact.

2. To bear witness to; to support the truth of by testimony.

To testify the gospel of the grace of God. Acts 20:24.

3. To publish and declare freely.

Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance towards God and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 20:24.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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SCEP'TER, n. [L. sceptrum; Gr. from to send or thrust; coinciding with L. scipio, that is, a shoot or rod.]

1. A staff or batoon borne by kings on solemn occasions, as a badge of authority. Hence,

2. The appropriate ensign of royalty; an ensign of higher antiquity than the crown. Hence,

3. Royal power or authority; as, to assume the scepter.

The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, till Shiloh come. Gen. 49.

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SCEP'TER, v.t. To invest with royal authority, or with the ensign of authority.

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