Origin of probative
Examples from the Web for probative
Can we eagerly look forward to academic investigation of vampires or probative studies of alien abductions?
But Quintilian has less faith in the probative value of fictitious examples than he has in those drawn from authentic history.Rhetoric and Poetry in the Renaissance|Donald Lemen Clark
Certainly, there seems to be some illusion in the common belief in the probative force of prediction.
Ap′probatory, Ap′probative, of or belonging to one who approves.
Let a sufficient amount of probative evidence be addressed to the eye, the act of believing must follow.The Gospel of St. John|Frederick Denison Maurice
The second clause, relating to instances in which the phenomenon is absent, depends for its probative force upon Prop.
British Dictionary definitions for probative
probatory (ˈprəʊbətərɪ, -trɪ)
Word Origin for probative
Word Origin and History for probative
mid-15c., from Latin probativus "belonging to proof," from probat-, past participle stem of probare (see prove).