Origin of probable
Examples from the Web for probable
He was not selling “loosies” that day, no cigarettes were found on his person, and thus there was no probable cause in play.
But “reasonable suspicion” is not the same thing as probable cause.A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild|Caitlin Dickson|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But interest does not translate into probable cause without evidence.How ‘MrHandcuffs’ Ended Up With Two Corpses in Suitcases|Michael Daly|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, if only two are observed, a tension-type headache becomes the most probable culprit.
Actually, a rich guy got away with rape in the (probable) absence of fully convincing evidence two years after the crime.
It is not to be supposed that Mr. Mason contemplated the probable renewal of hostilities without great anxiety.Gascoyne, The Sandal Wood Trader|R. M. Ballantyne
Here they were, instead, at a little after midday, confronting sure ruin and probable death.Ned, the son of Webb|William O. Stoddard
While this was going on Lepoletais coolly explained to Don Sancho the probable results of the expedient he had employed.The Buccaneer Chief|Gustave Aimard
It is probable that Agrippa felt much of this; why then did he not become entirely, not almost, a Christian?"Granny's Chapters"|Lady Mary Ross
The Orphic, chiefly deserving mention as the probable foundation of the Eleusinian.Mysticism and its Results|John Delafield
British Dictionary definitions for probable
Word Origin for probable
Word Origin and History for probable
late 14c., from Old French probable "provable, demonstrable" (14c.), from Latin probabilis "worthy of approval, pleasing, agreeable, acceptable; provable, that may be assumed to be believed, credible," from probare "to try, to test" (see prove). Probable cause as a legal term is attested from 1670s.