[reez joo-di-key-tuh, reys]
- a thing adjudicated; a case that has been decided.
Origin of res judicata
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1685–95
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- law a matter already adjudicated upon that cannot be raised again
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Word Origin and History for res judicata
Latin, "a point decided by competent authority."
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