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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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The Panel did not consider that there was sufficient probative material to satisfy it that proceedings should be conducted.
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Knight wrote that the evidence "that Harris entered the residence through Gainwell's bedroom window is highly probative of Harris's intent to rob Gainwell." Knight also pointed out that Harris' vehicle was parked 235 feet away from the home and out of sight, which means a "very strong inference can be drawn that Harris parked the vehicle he was using in a manner to avoid detection....
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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.
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Accordingly, the Trial Magistrate's decision was in violation of statutory provisions, affected by error of law, and clearly erroneous in view of the reliable, probative, and substantial evidence on the whole record.