probative
adjective Date: 15th century 1. serving to test or try ; exploratory 2. serving to prove ; substantiating

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  • probative — pro·ba·tive / prō bə tiv/ adj 1: serving or tending to prove evidence of the use of an alias by a defendant is often probative of nothing Case & Comment compare prejudicial 2: of or relating to proof …   Law dictionary

  • Probative — is a term used in law to signify tending to prove. Hill, Gerald N., and Kathleen T. Hill. Probative Legal Definition of Probative. The Free Dictionnary by Farlex. July 2007. Farlex Inc. 2 July 2007 .] Probative evidence seeks the truth .… …   Wikipedia

  • Probative — Pro ba*tive, a. [L. probativus: cf. F. probatif.] Serving for trial or proof; probationary; as, probative judgments; probative evidence. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • probative — UK US /ˈprəʊbətɪv/ adjective LAW ► relating to information that proves something: »She had no first hand knowledge of any of the probative facts in the case …   Financial and business terms

  • probative — mid 15c., from L. probativus belonging to proof, from probatus (see PROBATE (Cf. probate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • probative — [prō′bətôr΄ē, präb′ətôr΄ēprō′bə tiv, präb′ətiv] adj. [ME probatiffe < L probativus < probatus, pp.: see PROBE] 1. serving to test or try 2. providing proof or evidence: Also probatory [prō′bətôr΄ē, präb′ətôr΄ē] …   English World dictionary

  • probative — adjective Tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade someone of the truth of an allegation. My grandfather in person organized the file with a surfeit of sworn testimonies and probative documents …   Wiktionary

  • probative — probatively, adv. /proh beuh tiv, prob euh /, adj. 1. serving or designed for testing or trial. 2. affording proof or evidence. Also, probatory /proh beuh tawr ee, tohr ee/. [1425 75; late ME < MF probatif < L probativus of proof. See PROBATE,… …   Universalium

  • probative — pro·ba·tive || prəʊbÉ™tɪv adj. experimental, trial; serving as a test; serving as evidence, serving as proof …   English contemporary dictionary

  • probative — [ prəʊbətɪv] adjective chiefly Law providing proof or evidence. Origin ME: from L. probativus, from probat , probare (see prove) …   English new terms dictionary

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