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pro·ba·tive(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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1. serving to test or designed for testing
2. providing proof or evidence
[C15: from Late Latin probātīvus concerning proof]
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pro•ba•tive(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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|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"|
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