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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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The Forensic Anthropology Program (FAP), a subgroup of the Trace Evidence Unit (TEU), began its pilot year in April 2010.
Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Association, Springfield, Illinois, 2006.
This is the University of Tennessee Forensic Anthropology Center or--as it is more commonly referred to--the Body Farm.
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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.
Today, he is the scientific director of the facility in Hawaii, which is the largest forensic anthropology laboratory in the world.
There are thousands of villages where mass graves are still to be exhumed, and as time goes by, villagers are losing their fear of recovering their loved ones, according to Fredy Peccerelli, director of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation, the country's largest mass grave diggers.
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.
Buried Secrets is the culmination of Sanford's years with the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation exhuming clandestine graves.

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