res

noun
\ ˈrās How to pronounce res (audio) , ˈrēz How to pronounce res (audio) \
plural res

Definition of res

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a particular thing : matter used especially in legal phrases

Definition of res (Entry 2 of 2)

1 research
2 reservation
3 reserve
4 reservoir
5 residence; resident
6 resolution

First Known Use of res

Noun

circa 1732, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for res

Noun

Latin — more at real

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“Res.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/res. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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Kids Definition of res.

residence

Medical Definition of RES

reticuloendothelial system

res

noun
\ ˈrās, ˈrēz How to pronounce res (audio) \

Legal Definition of res

1 : a thing (as a property, interest, or status) as opposed to a person that is the object of rights and especially that is the subject matter of litigation a court with jurisdiction over the res of the suit — compare in personam, in rem, quasi in rem
2 : corpus the res of the trust was the marital homeStopka v. Commercial Embroidery, Inc., 428 N.E.2d 1130 (1981)

History and Etymology for res

Latin

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