One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The events, circumstances, remarks, etc. which relate to a particular case, especially as constituting admissible evidence in a court of law.
- ‘What was the longest integral in the common law res gestae that you are aware of?’
- ‘It is necessary, in the first place, to have a clear understanding as to the principles upon which evidence of such a complaint not on oath nor made in the presence of the prisoner nor forming part of the res gestae can be admitted.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The doctrine of res gestae applies to civil as well as criminal proceedings.’
Latin, literally ‘things done’.
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