probative

adjective pro·ba·tive \ ˈprō-bə-tiv \

Definition of probative

1 :serving to test or try :exploratory
2 :serving to prove :substantiating

Examples of probative in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of probative

15th century


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probative

adjective pro·ba·tive \ ˈprō-bə-tiv \

legal Definition of probative

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 :of or relating to proof
  • evidence with probative value

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