- 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 forensics
So, after nine days, what can really be understood about the forensics of this tragedy?The Baseless Rush to Blame the Pilots of Flight 370
March 16, 2014
Where bodies are planted to study the forensics of decomposition.Ann Patchett: How I Write
October 30, 2013
During one court battle, Weitzman says, a husband accused of abuse was asked to have his car appraised by forensics experts.Domestic Violence Among the Wealthy Hides Behind ‘Veil of Silence’
February 28, 2013
Your government needs to step in and provide direct assistance with an expert team …[that will] help with the forensics.China, Trade Warrior
February 16, 2012
Why do you think people are suddenly so intrigued by forensics?Patricia Cornwell Talks New Book, 'Red Mist,' Forensics, and Angelina Jolie
December 13, 2011
With all his love for forensics as such, Lang had solid convictions.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands
I ought to have gained much more than I did gain from writing the themes and forensics.Theodore Roosevelt
The literary societies give excellent training in forensics.
Finally things settled down to jury trials and men let lawyers do most of the fighting with forensics instead of forty-fives.When the West Was Young
Frederick R. Bechdolt
- (functioning as singular or plural) the art or study of formal debating
- relating to, used in, or connected with a court of lawforensic science
Word Origin and History for forensics
"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.