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res gestae

[reez jes-tee, reys]
plural noun
  1. things done; accomplishments; deeds.
  2. 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.
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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

pl n
  1. things done or accomplished; achievements
  2. law incidental facts and circumstances that are admissible in evidence because they introduce or explain the matter in issue
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Word Origin

Latin
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