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res gestae

[reez jes-tee, reys] /ˈriz ˈdʒɛs ti, ˈreɪs/
noun
1.
things done; accomplishments; deeds.
2.
Law. the acts, circumstances, and statements that are incidental to the principal fact of a litigated matter and are admissible in evidence in view of their relevant association with that fact.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Latin rēs gestae
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res gestae

/ˈreɪs ˈdʒɛstiː/
plural noun
1.
things done or accomplished; achievements
2.
(law) incidental facts and circumstances that are admissible in evidence because they introduce or explain the matter in issue
Word Origin
Latin
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