reus

noun
re·​us | \ ˈrēəs \
variants: or less commonly rea \ -​ēə \
plural rei\ -​ēˌī \ also reae\ -​ēˌē \

Definition of reus

Roman, civil, & canon law
: defendant sense 2 opposed to actor

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History and Etymology for reus

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 17 Oct. 2021.

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