- serving to test or try
- providing proof or evidence
Origin of probativeMiddle English probatiffe from Classical Latin probativus from probatus, past participle : see probe
- Furnishing evidence or proof.
- Serving to test, try, or prove.
probative - Legal Definition
Tending to persuade one or to prove that a certain proposition or allegation is true. Relevant evidence may be excluded by a court if its probative value is outweighed by the threat of prejudicing a matter unfairly.