res judicata

[ reez joo-di-key-tuh, reys ]
/ ˈriz ˌdʒu dɪˈkeɪ tə, ˈreɪs /

noun Law.

a thing adjudicated; a case that has been decided.

Nearby words

  1. rerun,
  2. res,
  3. res adjudicata,
  4. res gestae,
  5. res ipsa loquitur,
  6. res publica,
  7. res.,
  8. res. phys.,
  9. resaca de la palma,
  10. resail

Origin of res judicata

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1685–95

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British Dictionary definitions for res judicata

res judicata

res adjudicata

/ (ˈreɪs ˌdʒuːdɪˈkɑːtə) /

noun

law a matter already adjudicated upon that cannot be raised again

Word Origin for res judicata

Latin

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Word Origin and History for res judicata

res judicata

n.

Latin, "a point decided by competent authority."

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