Definition of corroboration in US English:



  • Evidence which confirms or supports a statement, theory, or finding; confirmation.

    ‘there is no independent corroboration for this’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But Miss X revealed that the police had systemically failed to seek corroboration of her 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.’
    confirmation, verification, attestation, affirmation, ratification, endorsement, accreditation, authentication, validation, certification, documentation, evidence, proof, substantiation
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