former adjudication

Definition of "former adjudication"
  1. A rule in law that prevents the same parties from contesting the exact same matters or claims on which a decision has already been made in the past
How to use "former adjudication" in a sentence
  1. Due to the legal principle of former adjudication, the case could not be reopened as the issues had already been decided upon.
  2. The defendant argued that the principle of former adjudication was applicable, as the identical issue had been resolved in a previous lawsuit.
  3. She was unable to file a suit for the exact same claim because the issue of former adjudication came into play.

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