Definition of Forensic

1. Adjective. Of, relating to, or used in public debate or argument.

Similar to: Rhetorical



2. Adjective. Used or applied in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law. "Forensic ballistics"
Similar to: Applied

Definition of Forensic

1. a. Belonging to courts of judicature or to public discussion and debate; used in legal proceedings, or in public discussions; argumentative; rhetorical; as, forensic eloquence or disputes.

2. n. An exercise in debate; a forensic contest; an argumentative thesis.

Definition of Forensic

1. Adjective. Relating to the use of science and technology in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law. ¹

2. Adjective. (dated) Relating to, or appropriate for courts of law. ¹

3. Adjective. (archaic) Relating to, or used in debate or argument. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forensic

1. an argumentative exercise [n -S]

Medical Definition of Forensic

1. Belonging to courts of judicature or to public discussion and debate; used in legal proceedings, or in public discussions; argumentative; rhetorical; as, forensic eloquence or disputes. Forensic medicine, medical jurisprudence; medicine in its relations to law. Origin: L. Forensis, fr. Forum a public place, market place. (04 Apr 1998)

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forensic (current term)
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Literary usage of Forensic

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1. The Principles of Argumentation by George Pierce Baker, Henry Barrett Huntington (1905)
"forensic B. The Beaconsfield Ministry and the Eastern Question. ... Specimen Poor forensic. forensic C. Sheriff Martin at Lat- timer, I. (See p. 342. ..."

2. The Principles of the Law of Evidence: With Elemenatry Rules for Conducting by William Mawdesley Best, Charles Frederic Chamberlayne (1883)
"PART I. OBSERVATIONS ON forensic PRACTICE. § 623. THE rules of evidence, especially such as relate to evidence in causa, are rules of law, which a court or ..."

3. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1876)
"WHILE a literary prose was being shaped, and while, on the other hand, a series of forensic writers were perfecting a series of types in their own branch, ..."

4. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1893)
"Ihe six forensic speeches courts, — the law- which are extant cover a period ... son Aphareus to assert that Isocrates had never written a forensic speech. ..."

5. The Law Magazine, Or, Quarterly Review of Jurisprudence by William S. Hein & Company (1834)
"His forensic Arguments, strictly so called,are of a comparatively dry ... We therefore pass on at once to a forensic speech- replete with interest, ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Germany too has industriously pursued the^ subject, and Caspar's great work on forensic medicine will ever remain a classic m the science. ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1878)
"CJB Акт. XXII—forensic Medicine and Toxicology. ... Guy's forensic Medicine, and Wharton and ... forensic ..."

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