Definition of Res gestae

1. Noun. 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.

Generic synonyms: Rule Of Evidence
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



2. Noun. Things done.
Generic synonyms: Action
Category relationships: Latin

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Res Gestae

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reroutings
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rerunning
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res
res adjudicata
res gestae (current term)
res ipsa loquitur
res judicata
res nullius
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resacralizing
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Literary usage of Res gestae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law of Evidence in Civil Cases by Burr W. Jones (1908)
"res gestae. I 344. res gestae—Meaning of the term—Illustration*. 345. Mere narrations not admissible. 346. Cases In which the rule is relaxed. 347. ..."

2. An Illustrated Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Thomas Welburn Hughes (1905)
"Origin of the term "res gestae."—Originally, the term was used in the singular form, "res gesta." It was first used in Home ..."

3. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1905)
"A test as to what constitutes res gestae is that it is the event speaking for itself at the time. To illustrate, if, during the ..."

4. The Encyclopædia of Evidence by Edgar Whittlesey Camp, John Finley Crowe (1907)
"Such statements as to the consideration on which it was founded are likewise part of the res gestae.20 Where the conveyance is attacked as fraudulent, ..."

5. Commentaries on the Law of Evidence in Civil Cases by Burr W. Jones, Louis Horwitz (1913)
"This is the principle, it is believed, that is involved in the somewhat obscure doctrine of res gestae, which is often resorted to, apparently, ..."

6. California Jurisprudence: A Complete Statement of the Law and Practice of by William Mark McKinney (1922)
"They are admissible upon the principle of the res gestae, and by analogy ... 8 While the term "res gestae" has been criticised by eminent authority, ..."

7. A Treatise on the Law of Agency in Contract and Tort: Including Special by George Louis Reinhard (1902)
"When act is within res gestae.—As to when an act or declaration is of the res gestae is not always clear. If the controversy be one growing out of a ..."

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