Res-gestae meaning

rās gĕstī, rēz jĕstē
Things done; deeds.
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Evidence of incidental facts that would otherwise be inadmissible in a trial as irrelevant or hearsay but that is admitted because it helps explain and give context to a more central evidentiary fact.
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Facts that are so closely connected with the occurrence in question as to be considered a part of it, and are thus admissible as evidence.
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Things done. Either the events at issue or other things, such as utterances, that are contemporaneous with the res gestae; spontaneous statements or exclamations made by the participants, perpetrators, victims, or onlookers at or immediately following the event, be it criminal or the subject of litigation. As present-sense impressions, they are excluded from the hearsay rule. See excited utterance.
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Origin of res-gestae

  • Latin rēs gestae rēs pl. of rēs thing gestae feminine pl. past participle of gerere to carry, show

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition