corroboration corroboration  /kə ˌrɔ bə ˈreɪ ʃən/


  • (n) confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence



  1. From the mouth of Elizabeth Bentley, onetime courier for Soviet Spymaster Jacob Golos, came corroboration of the damaging testimony already given by Remington's divorced wife.
  2. Relying on the oral history of one family, without corroboration from other sources.
  3. After uproar about the timing of his piece, Stein wrote a blog post early this morning showing the corroboration of parts of his article by other reporters and their sources.


  • DA lacks evidence to charge man in killing after Dodgers-Giants game

    San Francisco district attorney says there currently is no 'independent corroboration of the incident,' which is needed to charge Michael Montgomery in the death of Jonathan Denver. SAN FRANCISCO — The man jailed in connection with the fatal stabbing of Dodgers fan Jonathan Denver after a confrontation triggered by team rivalry was released from custody late Friday, after the San Francisco ...
    on September 29, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times


  1. "We are still awaiting corroboration from the coroner's office as to cause of death. That is going to be very dependent on the toxicology reports that are due to come back," Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton told CNN. "And based on...
    on Jul 10, 2009 By: William Bratton Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "I don't hear any names but I think he's got some good corroboration," Dowd said.
    on May 29, 2007 By: John Dowd Source:

  3. "I can confirm, that is what the Indonesians are saying," Mr Downer said. "At this stage we haven't got any corroboration of it but assuming it's correct - and Indonesians believe it is - then we would warmly welcome it." "It's an...
    on Jun 11, 2007 By: Alexander Downer Source: The Australian

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