reus

noun re·us \ ˈrēəs \
variants: or less commonly rea \-ēə\

Definition of reus

plural rei \-ēˌī\ also reae \-ēˌē\
Roman, civil, & canon law
:defendant 2 opposed to actor

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Origin and Etymology of reus

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


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