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 (prō′bə-tĭv) also pro·ba·to·ry (-tôr′ē)
1. Furnishing evidence or proof.
2. Serving to test, try, or prove.


(ˈprəʊbətɪv) or


1. serving to test or designed for testing
2. providing proof or evidence
[C15: from Late Latin probātīvus concerning proof]
ˈprobatively adv


(ˈproʊ bə tɪv)

also pro•ba•to•ry

(-ˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

1. serving or designed for testing or trial.
2. affording proof or evidence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.probative - tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation; "evidence should only be excluded if its probative value was outweighed by its prejudicial effect"
significant, important - important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"
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To our view, the discrepancies in Adorco's affidavits have seriously impaired their probative value and have [cast] serious doubt on their credibility,' the DOJ resolution further stated.
To the extent that the extrinsic evidence is probative of retaliation, therefore, it is probative not as to Clines intent (as permitted by Federal Rule of Evidence 404(b)(2)), but rather as to her propensity (which is proscribed by Rule 404(b)(1)).
Such mimic evidence can be introduced if its probative value is not outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice to the defendant, Shellenberger said.
Judge Peter Rook QC said the allegations may be "reprehensible" and "potentially humiliating for the victim" but were not of "sufficient probative force" to be considered as part of the inquest.
They added: "Despite the council wanting to work with the applicant in a positive and probative manner, the proposed development is contrary to the policies referred to in the reasons for refusal and it has not been possible to reach an agreed solution.
at the final offer stage and after the negotiation and market development phases, what is expected of bidders is an aps level study; - a conditional phase (subject to acceptance of the study documents by the asn), including the realization of the tci gen 3 system and the probationary walk of the system for a minimum period of 6 months (in parallel with tci gen 2); - a second conditional phase (subject to acceptance of the probative walk of the new tci by the asn), including the removal of the tci gen 2 and the tci gen 3 ocm.
Part II focuses on one psychological (or logical) model that the book presents for understanding two fundamental concepts in evidence: relevance and probative value.
Summary: Defense attorneys at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon questioned the probative value of cellular coverage maps tendered by prosecutors Tuesday, arguing they should not be allowed into evidence.
Armed with this certainty, Picquart then reviewed the documents of the dossier secret and saw that there was nothing in them of probative value.