res-judicata

res judicata

[reez joo-di-key-tuh, reys]
noun Law.
a thing adjudicated; a case that has been decided.

Origin:
1685–95; < Latin

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res judicata or res adjudicata (ˈreɪs ˌdʒuːdɪˈkɑːtə)
 
n
law a matter already adjudicated upon that cannot be raised again
 
[Latin]
 
res adjudicata or res adjudicata
 
n
 
[Latin]

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