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res judicata

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

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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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