2. Something that supports a fact or a claim.
3. A public profession of Christian faith or religious experience.
It is stated that under Roman law no man was admissible as a witness unless there was evidence or “witnesses” of one’s virility because only verified men were allowed to give witness, or to testify, in legal matters.
In common legal parlance, testimony and "evidence" are synonymous.
Testimony properly means only such evidence as is delivered by a witness on the trial of a cause either orally or in the form of affidavits or depositions.