### corroboration

[kə,rɑbə'reʃən]
• n. 确证，证实；确证的事实

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corroboration (n.)
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.
1. Without corroboration from forensic tests, it will be difficult to prove that the suspect is guilty.

2. He could not get a single witness to establish independent corroboration of his version of the accident.

3. Definitely more independent corroboration is necessary.

4. The witness was unable to provide corroboration of what he had told the police.

5. His possession of the gun is corroboration of his guilt.