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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] forēnsis (of the forum, public), from forum

Pronunciation

Adjective

forensic (not comparable)

Positive
forensic

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Relating to the use of science and technology in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law.
  2. (dated) Relating to, or appropriate for courts of law.
    • 1885, Isaac N. Arnold, The Life of Abraham Lincoln, Chapter VIII,
      It [the judiciary] had been the forum before which the highest forensic discussions had been held, []
  3. (archaic) Relating to, or used in debate or argument.

Synonyms

  • (Related or appropriate for a court of law): legal
  • (Related or used in debate and argumentation): rhetorical

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