Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of strengthening; addition of strength.
  • noun The act of confirming; verification; confirmation: as, the corroboration of the testimony of a witness by other evidence.
  • noun That which corroborates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of corroborating, strengthening, or confirming; addition of strength; confirmation.
  • noun That which corroborates.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of corroborating, strengthening, or confirming; addition of strength; confirmation; as, the corroboration of an argument, or of information.
  • noun That which corroborates.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence

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Examples

  • But every time he pushed for more evidence or corroboration from a witness, the story collapsed -- the actual person who was spat on turned out to be a friend of a friend.

    Mark Engler: Spitting in the Faces of U.S. Troops

  • But every time he pushed for more evidence or corroboration from a witness, the story collapsed -- the actual person who was spat on turned out to be a friend of a friend.

    Mark Engler: Spitting in the Faces of U.S. Troops

  • But every time he pushed for more evidence or corroboration from a witness, the story collapsed -- the actual person who was spat on turned out to be a friend of a friend.

    Mark Engler: Spitting in the Faces of U.S. Troops

  • I think that the corroboration from the Montgomery County PD that they were there should be sufficient, regardless of the denials issuing forth from Chief Lanier and her people (who have prevaricated before and whose veracity is suspect).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Another Item on the SEIU Protest

  • MORET: Trent, I heard the chief use the word corroboration -- we're looking for corroboration.

    CNN Transcript Jul 9, 2009

  • And, Jim, as you know, as an attorney, you know, the word corroboration typically has -- has a-- has a real meaning in court.

    CNN Transcript Jul 9, 2009

  • So when I hear the word corroboration, if I'm a lawyer for any one of these five or six doctors, I am really understanding that this case may be ratcheted up.

    CNN Transcript Jul 9, 2009

  • This prize is in corroboration of the general agreement that you have laid a foundation, which will last for all time and that we have already witnessed the great development of constructive work founded on your pioneer achievement.

    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1953 - Presentation Speech

  • They thought they were fighting against a universal conspiracy against them, and I believe this view gains a certain amount of corroboration from the fact that the military collapse of Germany was due in part-I say only in part-to the fact that there were crowds of German soldiers who had begun to realize that Germany was engaged not in a war of defense, but a war of aggression.

    Chivalry in the British Empire

  • He quotes Stanley Lane Poole in corroboration: "The degradation of women in the East is a canker that begins its destructive work early in childhood, and has eaten into the whole system of Islam."

    Prisons and Prisoners: Some Personal Experiences

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