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forensic

[ fuh-ren-sik ]
/ fəˈrɛn sɪk /
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adjective
pertaining to, connected with, or used in courts of law or public discussion and debate.
adapted or suited to argumentation; rhetorical.
noun
forensics, (used with a singular or plural verb) the art or study of argumentation and formal debate.
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Origin of forensic

1650–60; <Latin forēns(is) of, belonging to the forum, public (see forum, -ensis) + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for forensic

forensic
/ (fəˈrɛnsɪk) /

adjective
relating to, used in, or connected with a court of lawforensic science

Derived forms of forensic

forensicality (fəˌrɛnsɪˈkælɪtɪ), nounforensically, adverb

Word Origin for forensic

C17: from Latin forēnsis public, from forum
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