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res ipsa loquitur

(reɪs ˌɪpsɑː ˈlɒkwɪtə)
(Law) law the thing or matter speaks for itself
[Latin]
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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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Concepts such as "innocent until proven guilty," right to a jury trial of one's peers, right of appeal, and the difference between civil and criminal standards ("preponderance of the evidence" versus "beyond the shadow of a reasonable doubt") and all those Latin phrases (res gestae, res ipsa loquitor, stare decisis (reliance on precedent) and habeas corpus (a writ requiring appearance before a court) and rules such as the ability to plead the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution are blessings of our judicial system.