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corroboration

[kuh-rob-uh-rey-shuh n] /kəˌrɒb əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of corroborating.
2.
a corroboratory fact, statement, etc.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin corroborātiōn- (stem of corroborātiō). See corroborate, -ion
Related forms
noncorroboration, noun
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Examples from the web for corroboration
  • However, there is no corroboration as to whether any money was actually paid.
  • Each technique for finding planets has its potential for error, so astronomers must always seek independent corroboration.
  • At the time there was no corroboration for these claims.
  • Hopefully there is some corroboration between the other two.
  • No, actually it was an accusation of fact, with zero corroboration.
  • The rest are internal sources with little corroboration.
  • Neurolinguistic research promises similar corroboration from studies of aphasics.
  • Today's corroboration rule differs from its predecessor in form but not in function.
  • The informant's tip, together with police corroboration of details of the tip, established probable cause.
  • The corroboration may be via witness signature or supporting telephone verification form.
Word Origin and History for corroboration
n.

mid-15c., "strengthening, support," from Late Latin corroborationem (nominative corroboratio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin corroborare "to strengthen" (see corroborate). Meaning "confirmation" attested by 1768.

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