corroboration

[kuh-rob-uh-rey-shuhn]
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

noncorroboration, noun
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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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corroboration
mid-15c., from L.L. corroborationem, from L. corroborare "to strengthen" (see corroborate).
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Example sentences
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.
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