Definition of corroboration in English:

corroboration

noun

  • [mass noun] Evidence which confirms or supports a statement, theory, or finding; confirmation:

    ‘there is no independent corroboration for this’
    • ‘But Miss X revealed that the police had systemically failed to seek corroboration of her evidence.’
    • ‘Without the corroboration of suitable theoretical supports, no intuitive belief can count as more than mere conjecture.’
    • ‘They lack confirmation or corroboration by any reliable empirical evidence.’
    • ‘Based on such evidence, corroboration for the surrogacy hypothesis is low.’
    • ‘It is the job of the Crown to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt, and, as in all criminal trials in Scotland, no crime can be proved without corroboration.’
    confirmation, verification, attestation, affirmation, ratification, endorsement, accreditation, authentication, validation, certification, documentation, evidence, proof, substantiation
    support, backing, bolstering, reinforcement, weight
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Pronunciation:

corroboration

/kəˌrɒbəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/