corroboration


corroboration
I noun acknowledgment, affirmation, assurance, attestation, authentication, averment, avouchment, bearing out, certification, circumstantiation, conclusive evidence, conclusive proof, confirmation, demonstrability, demonstration, documentation, endorsement, establishment, establishment of proof, evidence, exemplification, fortification, legal evidence, presentation of evidence, proof, ratification, strengthening, substantiation, support, supportability, supporting evidence, sustaining, testification, testimony, upholding, validation, validification, verifiability, verification, vindication, voucher, witness associated concepts: corroborating circumstances, corroborating evidence, corroborative proof, corroborative testimony II index avowal, certainty, certification (attested copy), confirmation, consent, documentation, evidence, ratification

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


corroboration
the doctrine in the law of evidence that material facts require to be proved by evidence from two independent sources as, for example, two eyewitnesses or one witness and facts and circumstances. It is often said to be very important in preventing miscarriages of justice, but the fact is often overlooked that the effect of a rule on corroboration may be to produce two lying witness instead of just one. Then, if the lies are not exposed, the effect on a jury is all the stronger. Its benefit is that if two witnesses are lying it should be easier to catch them out. The story of Susanna and the Elders in the Book of Daniel in the Bible has entrenched the idea in the Judaeo-Christian world. Even in Scots criminal law, which holds the doctrine in high esteem, the rigour of the rule is relaxed in relation to confessions that show a special knowledge of the crime that only the perpetrator would know. There are many statutory relaxations of the rule both in England and Scotland. It is seldom required in either jurisdiction in civil cases. See also Moorov doctrine.

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  • corroboration — [ kɔrɔbɔrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1286; bas lat. corroboratio ♦ Rare Action de corroborer; son résultat. ⇒ confirmation. ● corroboration nom féminin (bas latin corroboratio, onis) Action de corroborer ; confirmation, vérification. ⇒CORROBORATION, subst.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Corroboration — Cor*rob o*ra tion (k?r r?b ? r? sh?n), n. [Cf. F. corroboration.] 1. The act of corroborating, strengthening, or confirming; addition of strength; confirmation; as, the corroboration of an argument, or of information. [1913 Webster] 2. That which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corroboration — CORROBORATION. s. f. Action de corroborer, ou l état de ce qui est corroboré. On a travaillé avec succès à la corroboration de son estomac …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Corroboration — (v. lat.), Stärkung; Corroborantia. so v.w. Stärkende Mittel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • corroboration — mid 15c., strengthening, support, from L.L. corroborationem (nom. corroboratio), noun of action from pp. stem of L. corroborare to strengthen (see CORROBORATE (Cf. corroborate)). Meaning confirmation attested by 1768 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Corroboration — Le concept de corroboration fut introduit par le philosophe des sciences Karl Popper en 1934 dans La logique de la découverte scientifique ((de) Logik der forschung). Le concept épistémologique attaché à ce mot fut introduit par Popper afin de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • corroboration — (ko rro bo ra sion) s. f. Action de corroborer ; état de ce qui est corroboré. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   La corroboration du coeur, PARÉ VIII, 15. •   Et ont ces dits muscles interuptions nerveuses et transverses, pour la corroboration d iceux,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • corroboration — In the philosophy of science of Popper there is no definable measure of the extent to which evidence confirms a hypothesis (see confirmation theory ). Instead, hypotheses face the tribunal of experience by surviving efforts to falsify them. The… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • corroboration — Producing corroborating evidence. As a requirement in a divorce action: evidence of such substantial facts and circumstances as will produce in a sound and prudently cautious mind a confident conclusion that the testimony of the complainant is… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • corroboration — /keuh rob euh ray sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of corroborating. 2. a corroboratory fact, statement, etc. [1425 75; late ME ( < MF) < LL corroboration (s. of corroboratio). See CORROBORATE, ION] * * * …   Universalium


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