res judicata


res ju·di·ca·ta

noun \ˈrēz-ˌjü-di-ˈkä-tə\

Definition of RES JUDICATA

:  a matter finally decided on its merits by a court having competent jurisdiction and not subject to litigation again between the same parties

Origin of RES JUDICATA

Latin, judged matter
First Known Use: 1693

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