corroboration

[kuh-rob-uh-rey-shuh n] /kəˌrɒb əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of corroborating.
2.
a corroboratory fact, statement, etc.
Origin
1425–75; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin corroborātiōn- (stem of corroborātiō). See corroborate, -ion
Related forms
noncorroboration, noun
Example Sentences 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.
British Dictionary definitions for corroboration
corroborate
 
vb
1.  (tr) to confirm or support (facts, opinions, etc), esp by providing fresh evidence: the witness corroborated the accused's statement
 
adj
2.  serving to corroborate a fact, an opinion, etc
3.  (of a fact) corroborated
 
[C16: from Latin corrōborāre to invigorate, from rōborāre to make strong, from rōbur strength, literally: oak]
 
corrobo'ration
 
n
 
corroborative
 
adj
 
cor'roboratory
 
adj
 
cor'roboratively
 
adv
 
cor'roborator
 
n

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Word Origin and History for corroboration
corroboration
mid-15c., from L.L. corroborationem, from L. corroborare "to strengthen" (see corroborate).
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