res gestae

things done

Notes

A phrase used in law representing the belief that certain statements are made naturally, spontaneously and without deliberation during the course of an event, they leave little room for misunderstanding/misinterpretation upon hearing by someone else ( i.e. by the witness who will later repeat the statement to the court) and thus the courts believe that such statements carry a high degree of credibility.

Words

  • resaffair, being, busines, case, circumstance, condition, deed, event, fact, matter, object, occurrence, thing