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

forensics (fəˈrɛnsɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular or plural) the art or study of formal debating

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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
Forensics are shoddy: examining evidence can take up to three months.
Real forensics can be even more mysterious and fascinating.
The raid, which began in the early morning and lasted almost all day, included
  a team of forensics experts.
Or that a forensics expert testified that he had been ordered by his superiors
  to plant false evidence.
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