[ reez joo-di-key-tuh, reys ]
/ ˈriz ˌdʒu dɪˈkeɪ tə, ˈreɪs /
a thing adjudicated; a case that has been decided.
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- res adjudicata,
- res gestae,
- res ipsa loquitur,
- res publica,
- res. phys.,
- resaca de la palma,
Origin of res judicata
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1685–95
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/ (ˈreɪs ˌdʒuːdɪˈkɑːtə) /
law a matter already adjudicated upon that cannot be raised again
Word Origin for res judicata
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Latin, "a point decided by competent authority."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper