res ipsa loquitur

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res ipsa loquitur

(reɪs ˌɪpsɑː ˈlɒkwɪtə)
(Law) law the thing or matter speaks for itself
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Noun1.res ipsa loquitur - a rule of evidence whereby the negligence of an alleged wrongdoer can be inferred from the fact that the accident happened
rule of evidence - (law) a rule of law whereby any alleged matter of fact that is submitted for investigation at a judicial trial is established or disproved
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res ip·sa lo·qui·tur

L. res ipsa loquitor, evidente, que habla por sí mismo.
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