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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.
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(ˈprəʊbətɪv) or


1. serving to test or designed for testing
2. providing proof or evidence
[C15: from Late Latin probātīvus concerning proof]
ˈprobatively adv
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(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.
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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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For now, those videos mean nothing or do not have any probative value in the face of the destructive turnaround of Bikoy.
"The allegation of the private complainant that accused was motivated by hatred and revenge because he filed a case against said accused before the Office of the Ombudsman for destroying his coconut plantation...has no probative value and is self-serving, considering that he did not present any evidence, both documentary and testimonial, to corroborate such allegations," it added.
"The frailties of the human mind and its capacity to assimilate details of a shooting incident, the inconsistencies and variances in the declarations of a witness does not weaken their probative value," the judge added.
If it does then 'Fact A' is relevant to 'Fact B'." (14) To be considered relevant, evidence does not need to be conclusive of a factual issue or even to reach some less demanding threshold of probative value. (15) Relevance is a binary question and "any" probative value will do.
We conclude that the trial court properly exercised its discretion in permitting the other acts evidence because the evidence satisfied the Sullivan test and its probative value was not outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice.
In a similar manner, Chief Akin Olujinmi (SAN), Counsel to APC said the testimonies of all the 63 polling agents called by the petitioners had no probative value.
It describes the definition of the method, what is being traced, how to theorize causal mechanisms, case selection and nesting of process-tracing case studies, making inferences using mechanistic evidence, finding and evaluating evidence, evaluating the overall probative value of mechanistic evidence, and variants of the research method: theory-testing and theory-building process-tracing and explaining-outcome process-tracing.
Accordingly, evidence of Blankenship's prior conviction could be admitted to show his propensity to commit the offense for which he was charged as long as the probative value of that evidence was not substantially outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice.
'The CIC dismissed all our arguments by simply invoking that the same are bereft of probative value in relation to the coverage of the Cisa.
Under the specific facts here, we cannot say the risk of unfair prejudice substantially outweighed the probative value of the billed amount.
"We hold only that if the state intends to play portions of a recorded interview in which the investigators directly or indirectly express their disbelief in the suspect's statements or their opinion about the suspect's guilt, the court must balance the probative value (if any) of the investigator's comments against their prejudicial effect," Arthur added.
Facts that Increase the Probative Value of Inter-Competitor