verb (used with object), cor·rob·o·rat·ed, cor·rob·o·rat·ing.
Origin of corroborate
Examples from the Web for uncorroborated
His words, when uncorroborated, can have no weight with a jury.James VI and the Gowrie Mystery|Andrew Lang
I didn't feel satisfied to trust my uncorroborated opinion, and desired the advice of another physician.A Chain of Evidence|Carolyn Wells
It is the witness of an interested party, uncorroborated by a particle of testimony from independent sources.Flowers of Freethought|George W. Foote
Again, no witnesses seem to have been summoned, and the accused was convicted upon his uncorroborated confession.
More than one system of jurisprudence has refused to permit a conviction for crime to rest upon an uncorroborated confession.
British Dictionary definitions for uncorroborated (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for uncorroborated (2 of 2)
adjective (kəˈrɒbərɪt) archaic
Word Origin for corroborate
Word Origin and History for uncorroborated
1530s, "to give (legal) confirmation to," from Latin corroboratus, past participle of corroborare "to strengthen, invigorate," from com- "together" or "thoroughly" (see com-) + roborare "to make strong," from robur, robus "strength," (see robust).
Meaning "to strengthen by evidence, to confirm" is from 1706. Sometimes in early use the word also has its literal Latin sense, especially of medicines. Related: Corroborated; corroborating; corroborative.