forensic sciences


forensic sciences
   The application of scientific facts to legal problems. The field of science that is used in the judicial process. Some are derived from the physical, medical, and dental sciences, and the best-qualified workers specialize in the court-oriented aspects of each discipline.

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  • forensic — [fə ren′sik, fə ren′zik] adj. [< L forensis, public < forum (see FORUM) + adj. suffix ensis + IC] 1. of, characteristic of, or suitable for a law court, public debate, or formal argumentation 2. specializing in or having to do with the… …   English World dictionary


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