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probative

[proh-buh-tiv, prob-uh-] /ˈproʊ bə tɪv, ˈprɒb ə-/
adjective
1.
serving or designed for testing or trial.
2.
affording proof or evidence.
Also, probatory
[proh-buh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈproʊ bəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Middle French probatif < Latin probātīvus of proof. See probate, -ive
Related forms
probatively, adverb
nonprobative, adjective
nonprobatory, adjective
unprobative, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for probatively

probative

/ˈprəʊbətɪv/
adjective
1.
serving to test or designed for testing
2.
providing proof or evidence
Derived Forms
probatively, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin probātīvus concerning proof
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Word Origin and History for probatively

probative

adj.

mid-15c., from Latin probativus "belonging to proof," from probat-, past participle stem of probare (see prove).

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