former adjudication

noun

for·​mer adjudication
: a procedural doctrine that bars relitigation by the same parties of the same issues or claims upon which a judgment has already been rendered

Note: Estoppel by judgment and res judicata are the two branches of former adjudication, although res judicata is often used broadly to mean former adjudication.

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“Former adjudication.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/former%20adjudication. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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