res gestae

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res ges·tae

 (rās′ gĕs′tī′, rēz′ jĕs′tē)
1. Things done; deeds.
2. Law Evidence of incidental facts that would otherwise be inadmissible in a trial as irrelevant or hearsay but that is admitted because it helps explain and give context to a more central evidentiary fact.

[Latin rēs gestae : rēs, pl. of rēs, thing + gestae, feminine pl. past participle of gerere, to carry, show.]
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res gestae

(ˈreɪs ˈdʒɛstiː)
pl n
1. things done or accomplished; achievements
2. (Law) law incidental facts and circumstances that are admissible in evidence because they introduce or explain the matter in issue
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res ges•tae

(ˈriz ˈdʒɛs ti, ˈreɪs)
1. things done; accomplishments; deeds.
2. Law. the acts, circumstances, and statements that are incidental to the principal fact of a litigated matter and are admissible in evidence.
[1610–20; < Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.res gestae - rule of evidence that covers words that are so closely associated with an occurrence that the words are considered part of the occurrence and as such their report does not violate the hearsay rule
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
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.res gestae - things done
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
Latin - any dialect of the language of ancient Rome
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The defense of alibi and denial cannot prosper in the light of the positive identification by the complainant himself given immediately after a startling occurrence known in law as the res gestae.
Yes, a recorded statement could be res gestae in litigation, but a well-handled claim should not end in litigation.
(62) The first thirteen books of Ammianus's Res Gestae, covering the years 96-353, are lost.
This final volume of commentary, in a series that began in 1935, focuses on the final book of Ammianus' Res Gestae, which is almost completely dedicated to the troubles the Goths created in Thrace after they had been allowed to cross the Danube and enter Roman territory.
The public reprimand shall also be published in the Res Gestae magazine for the Lee County Bar Association.
Pemberton's testimony falls under "res gestae" - or statements by a person while a startling occurrence is taking place, the court said.
The LCBA's monthly magazine, Res Gestae, also provides members with timely information, with guest columnists reporting on professionalism and ethics on a monthly basis and former Florida Bar Counsel Henry Lee Paul contributing in the regular "Ethically Speaking" column.
(50) Comparison with other sieges in the Res Gestae reveals in which context Ammianus chooses to draw his readers' attention to the numbers of combatants: during the Persian campaigns of 359/360 he willingly records the small numbers of Roman defenders with precise figures, (51) whereas the attacking Persians are left comparatively and vaguely huge, (52) but when the tables are turned and the Romans are the besiegers then no details are provided for either side.