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probative

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adjective pro·ba·tive \ˈprō-bə-tiv\

Definition of probative

  1. 1 :  serving to test or try :  exploratory

  2. 2 :  serving to prove :  substantiating



Examples of probative in a sentence

  1. <no dearth of probative evidence for the theory of evolution>



15th Century

First Known Use of probative

15th century


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probative

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adjective pro·ba·tive \ˈprō-bə-tiv\

Legal Definition of probative

  1. 1 :  serving or tending to prove <evidence of the use of an alias by a defendant is often probative of nothing — Case & Comment> — compare prejudicial

  2. 2 :  of or relating to proof <evidence with probative value>




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