Res Judicata(redirected from res adjudicata)
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Related to res adjudicata: res ipsa loquitur, res judicata
In law, a case that has already been decided and is no longer subject to appeal. A res judicata case prohibits litigants from bringing up the same matter repeatedly. For example, res judicata disallows creditors from trying to collect a debt after it has been discharged in bankruptcy. The term is Latin for "a thing judged."