forensic
fo·ren·sic /fə-'ren-sik, -zik/ adj [Latin forensis public, forensic, from forum forum]
1: belonging to, used in, or suitable to the courts or to public discussion and debate
2: relating to or dealing with the application of scientific knowledge (as of medicine or linguistics) to legal problems
forensic pathology
forensic experts
fo·ren·si·cal·ly adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

forensic
I adjective adapted to argumentation, arguable, argumentative, barristerial, belonging to courts of justice, belonging to debate, capable of being debated, concerning the law, contentious, contestable, controversial, controvertible, discursive, disputable, disputative, fitted for legal argumentation, fitted for public argumentation, forensis, in the field of public debate, iudicialis, iuridicialis, judicatory, judicial, jural, juridic, juridical, 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, solicitorial, statutory, subject to contention, subject to controversy associated concepts: forensic medicine II index juridical

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


forensic
adj.
Relating to law and courts.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


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

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


forensic
Any material, such as evidence or testimony, suitable for use in court or other legal matters.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


forensic
adj. Relating to the gathering, preparation, or presentation of evidence in court. n. the application of scientific or medical principles to the law.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


forensic
Belonging to courts of justice.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


forensic
Belonging to courts of justice.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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