forensic

\ \ see FORUM

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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 — Fo*ren sic, n. (Amer. Colleges) An exercise in debate; a forensic contest; an argumentative thesis. [1913 Webster] …   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 —    Analysis of information suitable for use in a court of law …   Forensic science glossary

  • 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

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