reus

noun

re·​us
ˈrēəs
variants or less commonly rea
-ēə
plural rei
-ēˌī
also reae
-ēˌē
Roman, civil, & canon law
: defendant sense 2
opposed to actor

Word History

Etymology

reus from Latin; rea from Latin, feminine of reus; perhaps akin to Latin res thing, fact

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“Reus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reus. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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