Definitions for res gestaeˈriz ˈdʒɛs ti, ˈreɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
res ges•taeˈriz ˈdʒɛs ti, ˈreɪs(n.pl.)
things done; accomplishments; deeds.
Law. the acts, circumstances, and statements that are incidental to the principal fact of a litigated matter and are admissible in evidence.
Origin of res gestae:
1610–20; < L
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
Res gestae 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.
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