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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.]
res gestae(ˈreɪs ˈdʒɛstiː)
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
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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|Noun||1.||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
|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