probative

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 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 .… …

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

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  • 4 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 …

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

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  • 6 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] …

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  • 7 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 …

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

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  • 9 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,… …

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

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

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  • 12 probative — proba·tive …

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  • 13 probative — pro•ba•tive [[t]ˈproʊ bə tɪv[/t]] also pro•ba•to•ry [[t] ˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] adj. 1) serving or designed for testing or trial 2) affording proof or evidence …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 probative — /ˈproʊbətɪv/ (say prohbuhtiv) adjective 1. serving or designed for testing or trial. 2. affording proof or evidence. Also, probatory /proʊˈbeɪtəri/ (say proh baytuhree), /ˈproʊbətri/ (say prohbuhtree). {Late Latin probātīvus concerning proof} …

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  • 15 probative —   a. substantiating; testing.    ♦ probate, n. proving of a will …

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  • 16 probative — Having a tendency to prove or establish …

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  • 17 probative — adj. affording proof; evidential. Etymology: L probativus (as PROVE) …

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  • 18 probative value — n. The quality or level of proof offered by a particular piece of evidence. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. probative value The term us …

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  • 19 probative facts — See: probative Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009. probative facts …

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  • 20 probative evidence — n. Evidence that proves what it is intended to prove. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …

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