One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Chiefly treated as plural: property belonging to a community or corporate body, which can be freely used by all its members. With singular concord: this form of ownership.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in George MacKenzie (?1638–1691), lawyer and politician. From post-classical Latin res universitatis universal property from classical Latin rēs, plural of rēs thing + ūniversitātis, genitive of ūniversitās, in post-classical Latin sense ‘community’.
res universitatis/ˌreɪz juːnɪˌvəːsɪˈtɑːtɪs/
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.