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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: forensis 'of a court or forum', from forum; FORUM

forensic

adjective
     
Related topics: Crime and Law
fo‧ren‧sic [only before noun]
SC relating to the scientific methods used for finding out about a crime
forensic evidence/science/medicine etc
Forensic experts found traces of blood in the car.
a career in forensic science
a forensic pathologist

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