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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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To inform our I selection process, we overlaid data for the existing university printers on the chart, from a low-end unit currently in the school of education (less than $2,000 printer) to the high-end model used in forensic anthropology ($100,000-plus printer).
The Forensic Anthropology Program (FAP), a subgroup of the Trace Evidence Unit (TEU), began its pilot year in April 2010.
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The day before, in a forensic anthropology lab, I saw warehoused cardboard boxes full of bones exhumed from the mass graves still being uncovered, Some of my listeners in prison fled north to the United States as children after seeing young women raped, men decapitated, or homes burned by their government.
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The low result in the classification is related to the quantitative data supplied, which is related to the size of the skulls, which has relevance to the applicability of the results in the forensic anthropology practice.
Klein graduated from Shrewsbury High School and is majoring in forensic anthropology at Smith.
The other is the official, bureaucratic counterpart that provides a background and confirmation of what the victims reported," said Rodrigo Salvado, director of the forensic anthropology team for the human rights office.
The forensic anthropology chapter is most interesting, explaining the use of skeletal remains to determine both a subject's identity and age.
Dr Caroline Wilkinson, a senior lecturer in forensic anthropology at Dundee University, spent two weeks putting together the plaster facsimile after studying the skeletal structure and soft tissue detail.
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