[proh-buh-tiv, prob-uh-]
serving or designed for testing or trial.
affording proof or evidence.
Also, probatory [proh-buh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] .

1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French probatif < Latin probātīvus of proof. See probate, -ive

probatively, adverb
nonprobative, adjective
nonprobatory, adjective
unprobative, adjective Unabridged
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probative or probatory (ˈprəʊbətɪv, ˈprəʊbətərɪ, -trɪ)
1.  serving to test or designed for testing
2.  providing proof or evidence
[C15: from Late Latin probātīvus concerning proof]
probatory or probatory
[C15: from Late Latin probātīvus concerning proof]
'probatively or probatory

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Example sentences
Probative value is the weight given to a particular piece of evidence.
Thus, it is probative for showing that he possessed the drugs here with the
  same intent to sell them.
Otherwise, her motion is denied since the probative value and risk of unfair
  prejudice are equally high.
Its probative value depends on the claimant's age when it was recorded.
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