forensic

[fuh-ren-sik]
adjective
1.
pertaining to, connected with, or used in courts of law or public discussion and debate.
2.
adapted or suited to argumentation; rhetorical.
noun
3.
forensics, (used with a singular or plural verb) the art or study of argumentation and formal debate.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin forēns(is) of, belonging to the forum, public (see forum, -ensis) + ic

forensicality [fuh-ren-si-kal-i-tee] , noun
forensically, adverb
nonforensic, adjective
nonforensically, adverb
unforensic, adjective
unforensically, adverb
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forensic (fəˈrɛnsɪk)
 
adj
relating to, used in, or connected with a court of law: forensic science
 
[C17: from Latin forēnsis public, from forum]
 
forensicality
 
n
 
fo'rensically
 
adv

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forensic
1581, from L. forensis "of a forum, place of assembly," from forum. Used in sense of "pertaining to legal trials," as in forensic medicine (1845).
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forensic fo·ren·sic (fə-rěn'sĭk, -zĭk)
adj.
Relating to, used in, or appropriate for courts of law or for public discussion or argumentation.

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Example sentences
Forensic science also emphasizes what scientists complain is too often lacking
  in standard science education: hands-on lab work.
They had no forensic body farm at which to chart a corpse's fade from
  nauseating stink to cautionary bones.
One practical application lies in the forensic arena.
The digital forensic techniques described on the following pages could be used
  to detect where changes were made.
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