uncorroborated

[ verb kuh-rob-uh-reyt; adjective kuh-rob-er-it ]SEE DEFINITION OF uncorroborated
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The confessions of the three were uncorroborated as to each bribe.

His words, when uncorroborated, can have no weight with a jury.

But when this agreement was made the man was given to understand that his own uncorroborated word would go for nothing.

I didn't feel satisfied to trust my uncorroborated opinion, and desired the advice of another physician.

I have every reason to believe that he could, and I am even prepared to accept his uncorroborated testimony on this point.

More than one system of jurisprudence has refused to permit a conviction for crime to rest upon an uncorroborated confession.

Again, no witnesses seem to have been summoned, and the accused was convicted upon his uncorroborated confession.

Thus, because they were uncorroborated, the most important observations led to false conclusions.

It is the witness of an interested party, uncorroborated by a particle of testimony from independent sources.

Uncorroborated tales of Germans having been ill treated in all parts of France were spread broadcast.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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