- Having the quality or function of proving or demonstrating something; affording proof or evidence: it places the probative burden on the defendantMore example sentences
- The judge must determine the probative value of the evidence by assessing its tendency to prove a fact in issue in the case including the credibility of witness.
- This concern does not arise in a trial by judge alone such that the probative value of the evidence is outweighed by its prejudicial effect.
- All of this proceeds on the basis that hearsay evidence is probative and, therefore, relevant.
late Middle English (describing something that serves as a test): from Latin probativus, from probat- 'proved', from the verb probare (see prove).
More definitions of probativeDefinition of probative in:
- The US English dictionary