[ kuh-rob-uh-rey-shuh n ]
/ kəˌrɒb əˈreɪ ʃən /


the act of corroborating.
a corroboratory fact, statement, etc.

Nearby words

  1. corrigible,
  2. corrin,
  3. corrival,
  4. corroborant,
  5. corroborate,
  6. corroborative,
  7. corroboree,
  8. corrode,
  9. corrody,
  10. corrosion

Origin of corroboration

1425–75; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin corroborātiōn- (stem of corroborātiō). See corroborate, -ion

Related formsnon·cor·rob·o·ra·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for corroboration



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper