res judicata

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

noun Law.

a thing adjudicated; a case that has been decided.

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Origin of res judicata

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1685–95

Words nearby res judicata

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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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