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- (law) Tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade someone of the truth of an allegation.
- 1999, Dana Stabenow, Hunter's Moon, →ISBN, page 109:
- The judge had granted the DA a one-week extension with the caustic admonition that the case would be summarily dismissed if at that time probative, as opposed to prejudicial, evidence was not produced.
- 2003, Edith Grossman (translator), Gabriel García Márquez (author), Living to Tell the Tale, chapter 2:
- My grandfather in person organized the file with a surfeit of sworn testimonies and probative documents […]
tending to prove a particular proposition