Definition of corroboration in English:



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

    ‘there is no independent corroboration for this’
    • ‘They lack confirmation or corroboration by any reliable empirical evidence.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But Miss X revealed that the police had systemically failed to seek corroboration of her evidence.’
    • ‘Based on such evidence, corroboration for the surrogacy hypothesis is low.’
    • ‘Without the corroboration of suitable theoretical supports, no intuitive belief can count as more than mere conjecture.’
    confirmation, verification, attestation, affirmation, ratification, endorsement, accreditation, authentication, validation, certification, documentation, evidence, proof, substantiation
    support, backing, bolstering, reinforcement, weight
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