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Res gestae

Res \Res\ (r?z), n.; pl. Res. [L.] A thing; the particular thing; a matter; a point.

Res gest[ae] [L., things done] (Law), the facts which form the environment of a litigated issue.

Res judicata [L.] (Law), a thing adjudicated; a matter no longer open to controversy.

res gestae
  1. n. 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

  2. things done

Res gestae

Res gestae ( Latin "things done") is a term found in substantive and procedural American jurisprudence and English law. In American substantive law, it refers to the start-to-end period of a felony. In American procedural law, it refers to an exception to the hearsay rule for statements made spontaneously or as part of an act. The English version of res gestae is similar.

Usage examples of "res gestae".

If there is such an objection, I will sustain it as the question calls for hearsay evidence too remote to be a part of the res gestae.

As to anything which was said or done outside of the presence of this defendant, and which is not a part of the res gestae, the objection is well taken.

I hastened to the section Chattorum res gestae, looked for my sub-division and number and stood in front of the part marked with my name.