Forensic
Forensic Fo*ren"sic, n. (Amer. Colleges) An exercise in debate; a forensic contest; an argumentative thesis. [1913 Webster]

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  • forensic — fo·ren·sic /fə ren sik, zik/ adj [Latin forensis public, forensic, from forum forum] 1: belonging to, used in, or suitable to the courts or to public discussion and debate 2: relating to or dealing with the application of scientific knowledge (as …   Law dictionary

  • forensic — means ‘connected with courts of law’ (from Latin forum meaning ‘public square’ where among other things judicial business was done), and should not be used as a general word for ‘technical, scientific’. Forensic evidence means ‘evidence presented …   Modern English usage

  • Forensic — Fo*ren sic, a. [L. forensis, fr. forum a public place, market place. See {Forum}.] Belonging to courts of judicature or to public discussion and debate; used in legal proceedings, or in public discussions; argumentative; rhetorical; as, forensic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forensic — (adj.) pertaining to or suitable for courts of law, 1650s, from L. forensis of a forum, place of assembly, from forum public place (see FORUM (Cf. forum)). Used in sense of pertaining to legal trials, as in forensic medicine (1845). Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • forensic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or denoting the application of scientific methods to the investigation of crime. 2) of or relating to courts of law. ► NOUN (forensics) ▪ forensic tests or techniques. DERIVATIVES forensically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • forensic — n debate, disputation, *argumentation, dialectic …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • forensic — [adj] judicial, legal argumentative, debatable, dialectic, dialectical, disputative, juridical, juristic, moot, polemical, rhetorical; concepts 267,319 …   New thesaurus

  • forensic — [fə ren′sik, fə ren′zik] adj. [< L forensis, public < forum (see FORUM) + adj. suffix ensis + IC] 1. of, characteristic of, or suitable for a law court, public debate, or formal argumentation 2. specializing in or having to do with the… …   English World dictionary

  • Forensic — Dealing with the application of scientific knowledge to legal problems. Pertaining to legal proceedings. For examples, forensic anthropology, forensic dentistry, forensic experts, forensic medicine (legal medicine), forensic pathology, forensic… …   Medical dictionary

  • forensic — [[t]fəre̱nsɪk[/t]] forensics 1) ADJ: ADJ n Forensic is used to describe the work of scientists who examine evidence in order to help the police solve crimes. They were convicted on forensic evidence alone... Forensic experts searched the area for …   English dictionary

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