Testify


Testifying is a verb which indicates the action of being a witness or giving a testimony of a certain event, in general, when testifying, parameters are established such as a chronology of the events and the truth is asked to be told. The term is more legal than everyday, as it is used in trials in which someone’s guilt or innocence must be debated. Testifying adds a tool and more information to the case and in many cases, testimonials can settle the issue. Outside the legal sphere we find the same precepts, but in a less official way, for example: “It is necessary for the son to testify in front of his parents why he failed so many subjects”, it is a common theme, resolved at home, but In the same way, the parents represent the superior who judges and the son who is guilty or innocent according to the testimony.

The most curious thing about the term testify is its origin, because, in addition to found stories, they are synonymous with an oath. There is no vehement evidence to certify it, but it is believed that in ancient Rome, witnesses took their own testicles with their right hand as an oath gesture, that is, they swore by their testicles that what they said was true. The etymology of the term for its part shows us that its origin can be from various cultures, the most notorious is the Ibero-Latin «Testifyre» which in turn is composed of «Testis» which means «Witness» and «Facere» of «Hacer» which indicates to us in its conversion to Spanish that it is about «Doing a witness«.

The object of the verb is clear, to give relevant information that supports an investigation, in many cases, the person is asked to testify compulsorily, so that the relationship between the testimony and the witness is of vital importance for the process. . It should be taken that from the legal field there are customs such as putting your hand on a bible to swear before it that the truth is being told, only the truth and nothing but the truth.