res adjudicata

Definition of "res adjudicata"
  1. A legal matter previously determined by a court; a Latin phrase meaning 'the thing has been judged'
How to use "res adjudicata" in a sentence
  1. After years of protracted battle in court, their dispute over the land became a case of res adjudicata.
  2. Her request for appeal was denied because the case was already res adjudicata.
  3. The lawsuit was dismissed as res adjudicata because the issue had already been legally settled.

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