Fingerprints can be forensic evidence.
- The definition of forensic is something that is usable in a court of law.
An example of forensic used as an adjective is forensic evidence, such as finger prints.
- Forensic is defined as using technology or science to prove something legally.
An example of forensic used as an adjective is forensic science, a type of science which includes ballistics, the study of guns and bullets.
- of, characteristic of, or suitable for a law court, public debate, or formal argumentation
- specializing in or having to do with the application of scientific, esp. medical, knowledge to legal matters, as in the investigation of crime
Origin of forensic; from Classical Latin forensis, public ; from forum (see forum) + adjective suffix -ensis + -ic
- debate or formal argumentation
- the use of knowledge and techniques derived from various sciences, as ballistics and medicine, in the investigation of crime
- Relating to, used in, or appropriate for courts of law or for public discussion or argumentation.
- Relating to the use of science or technology in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law: a forensic laboratory.
Origin of forensicFrom Latin for&emacron;nsis, public, of a forum, from forum, forum; see dhwer- in Indo-European roots.
forensic - Legal Definition