forensic


1fo·ren·sic

adjective \fə-ˈren(t)-sik, -ˈren-zik\

: relating to the use of scientific knowledge or methods in solving crimes

: relating to, used in, or suitable to a court of law

Full Definition of FORENSIC

1
:  belonging to, used in, or suitable to courts of judicature or to public discussion and debate
3
:  relating to or dealing with the application of scientific knowledge to legal problems <forensic medicine> <forensic science> <forensic pathologist> <forensic experts>
fo·ren·si·cal·ly \-si-k(ə-)lē, -zi-\ adverb

Origin of FORENSIC

Latin forensis public, forensic, from forum forum
First Known Use: 1659

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

2forensic

noun

Definition of FORENSIC

1
:  an argumentative exercise
2
plural but sing or plural in constr :  the art or study of argumentative discourse
3
plural but sing or plural in constr :  the application of scientific knowledge to legal problems; especially :  scientific analysis of physical evidence (as from a crime scene)

First Known Use of FORENSIC

1814

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

fo·ren·sic

adjective \fə-ˈren(t)-sik, -ˈren-zik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FORENSIC

: relating to or dealing with the application of scientific knowledge to legal problems <a forensic pathologist> <forensic experts>

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