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res gestae Syllabification: res ges·tae
Pronunciation: /ˈrās ˈɡesˌtī/ /ˈrēz ˈjestē/

Definition of res gestae in English:

plural noun

The events, circumstances, remarks, etc., that relate to a particular case, especially as constituting admissible evidence in a court of law.
Example sentences
  • What was the longest integral in the common law res gestae that you are aware of?
  • The court held that a statement by a witness who is afraid of appearing through fear would be admissible as a res gestae statement of present state of mind, the common law exception.
  • After considering certain authorities, I ruled that the statement was admissible as part of the res gestae.


Latin, literally 'things done'.

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