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Definition of uncorroborated

: not supported or made certain by evidence or authority : not corroborated an eyewitness's uncorroborated testimony His story was uncorroborated by the evidence.

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Recent Examples on the Web Briahna Joy Gray, Sanders’s former press secretary, also responded to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr. criticizing the handling of uncorroborated allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh compared to the allegation against Biden. Emma Colton, Washington Examiner, "Susan Sarandon shows support for Biden's sexual assault accuser," 26 Apr. 2020 Earlier, uncorroborated reports that Bill had passed away Sunday morning were incorrect, the rapper’s publicist Dawn P. told Rolling Stone. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Bushwick Bill Dies After Battle With Pancreatic Cancer," 10 June 2019 Certainty that Shelly Sterling is truly leaving the NBA There have been uncorroborated reports that Shelly Sterling may want to maintain an ownership stake in the Clippers. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "NBA's checklist before approving sale of Clippers," 30 May 2014 The resulting report confirms the allegations are entirely uncorroborated, and the people the accusers claim were present deny any knowledge of the purported events. Voting for a man who is innocent under any standard of due process? Kimberley A. Strassel, WSJ, "Kavanaugh: An Easy Vote," 4 Oct. 2018 But her allegations are uncorroborated, and the precedent in the NFL and other pro sports leagues is for athletes to continue playing while civil legal matters play out in the courts. BostonGlobe.com, "The NFL completed the first step of its investigation into sexual assault allegations against Patriots receiver Antonio Brown on," 18 Sep. 2019 Uber relies on a three-strikes system that can allow bad actors — both drivers and riders — to keep using the app until three uncorroborated allegations are made, according to the more than 20 current and former investigators. Greg Bensinger, Washington Post, "When rides go wrong: How Uber’s investigations unit works to limit the company’s liability," 25 Sep. 2019 All the while, Giuliani promoted uncorroborated corruption allegations against Democrat Joe Biden, the former vice president and current White House candidate whose son Hunter had served on the board of a Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. Zeke Miller, The Denver Post, "Inside impeachment: How an “urgent” tip became “high crimes”," 22 Dec. 2019 For starters, there are (uncorroborated) rumors of Ortiz being linked to a relationship with the wife of a drug lord and that the shooting was payback. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "David Ortiz Shooting Draws More Questions in Alleged Case Of Mistaken Identity," 19 June 2019

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circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncorroborated was circa 1775

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“Uncorroborated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncorroborated. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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: not supported or proved by evidence

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