- pertaining to, connected with, or used in courts of law or public discussion and debate.
- adapted or suited to argumentation; rhetorical.
- forensics, (used with a singular or plural verb) the art or study of argumentation and formal debate.
Origin of forensic
Examples from the Web for forensic
Forensic tests showed the birds died after becoming coated in sludge, Hubbard said.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.
David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News
December 9, 2014
To what extent was the testimony the grand jury heard corroborated or contradicted by forensic evidence?Ferguson’s Grand Jury Bought Darren Wilson’s Story
November 25, 2014
If true, it will have a discernable consistency with the forensic evidence.There’s No Conspiracy in Ferguson’s Secret Jury
November 17, 2014
I found the section of the book on forensic archaeology fascinating.The Real-Life Raiders of the Lost Ark
November 14, 2014
A National Transportation Safety Board investigation will deliver a forensic rigor that has been so far lacking.Virgin Galactic’s Flight Path to Disaster: A Clash of High Risk and Hyperbole
November 1, 2014
I shall enter my appearance in the forensic costume of wig and gown.
But I say to him, in such a case how could I possibly have acquired any forensic distinction?
It is, of course, poisonous, but as yet has no forensic importance.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
Forensic, having to do with the law; ballistics, the science of projectiles.The Arrow of Fire</p>
Roy J. Snell
His forensic habits were excessively simple, but very effective.Men of Our Times
Harriet Beecher Stowe
- relating to, used in, or connected with a court of lawforensic science
Word Origin and History for forensic
"pertaining to or suitable for courts of law," 1650s, from Latin forensis "of a forum, place of assembly," from forum "public place" (see forum). Used in sense of "pertaining to legal trials," as in forensic medicine (1845). Related: Forensical (1580s).
- Relating to, used in, or appropriate for courts of law or for public discussion or argumentation.