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Forensic

Belonging to courts of justice.

forensic

1) adj. from Latin forensis for "belonging to the forum," ancient Rome's site for public debate, and currently meaning pertaining to the courts. Thus, forensic testimony or forensic medicine are used to assist the court or the attorneys in legal matters, including trials.

forensic

adjective adapted to argumentation, argumentative, barristerial, belonging to courts of justice, belonging to debate, capable of being deeated, concerning the law, contentious, contestable, controversial, controvertible, discursive, disputable, fitted for legal argumentation, fitted for publicargumentation, in the field of public debate, judicatory, judicial, jural, juridic, jurisdictional, jurisprudential, juristic, lawful, learned in the law, legal, legalistic, litigious, open to discussion, pertaining to the courts, pertaining to the law, polemical, proper to public debate, statutory, subject to contention, subject to controversy
Associated concepts: forensic medicine
See also: juridical

forensic

to do with courts. Thus a barrister has forensic skills, forensic medicine is the application of medicine to legal issues in courts and forensic accountancy is the application of accounting skill to legal issues.
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