res gestae

[ reez jes-tee, reys ]
/ ˈriz ˈdʒɛs ti, ˈreɪs /

plural noun

things done; accomplishments; deeds.
Law. the acts, circumstances, and statements that are incidental to the principal fact of a litigated matter and are admissible in evidence in view of their relevant association with that fact.

Nearby words

  1. rereward,
  2. reroute,
  3. rerun,
  4. res,
  5. res adjudicata,
  6. res ipsa loquitur,
  7. res judicata,
  8. res publica,
  9. res.,
  10. res. phys.

Origin of res gestae

First recorded in 1610–20, res gestae is from the Latin word rēs gestae

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British Dictionary definitions for res gestae

res gestae

/ (ˈreɪs ˈdʒɛstiː) /

pl n

things done or accomplished; achievements
law incidental facts and circumstances that are admissible in evidence because they introduce or explain the matter in issue

Word Origin for res gestae

Latin

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