[ reez joo-di-key-tuh, reys ]
/ ˈriz ˌdʒu dɪˈkeɪ tə, ˈreɪs /
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
/ (ˈreɪs ˌdʒuːdɪˈkɑːtə) /
law a matter already adjudicated upon that cannot be raised again
Word Origin for res judicata
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