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  • In medias res or medias in res (into the middle of things) is a Latin phrase denoting the literary and artistic narrative technique wherein the relation of a story begins either at the mid-point or at the conclusion, rather than at the beginning (cf. — “In medias res - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Res judicata or res iudicata (RJ) is the Latin term for "a matter [already] judged", and may refer to two things: in both civil law and common law legal systems, a case in which there has been a final judgment A court will use Res Judicata to deny reconsideration of a matter.[2]. — “Res judicata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Res publica is a Latin phrase, loosely meaning "public issue" or "public matter" Res" is a nominative singular Latin noun for a substantive or concrete thing - as opposed to "spes", which means something unreal or ethereal - and "publica" is an. — “Res publica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • "Think what you do, my masters," said the Prior, "ere you put your hand on the Church's patrimony–These things are 'inter res sacras', and I wot not what judgment might ensue were they to be handled by laical hands." — “Ivanhoe” by Sir Walter Scott
  • He walked calmly and read mutely the nones, walking and reading till he came to Res in Beati immaculati: Principium verborum tuorum veritas: in eternum omnia indicia iustitiae tuae. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce
  • "Usque adeo res humanas vis abdita quaedam Obterit, et pulchros fasces, saevasque secures Proculcare, ac ludibrio sibi habere videtur." — “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne
  • Eodem temporis puncto, quo haec res argumentata fuit inter militem et tympanistam, disceptabatur ibidem tubicine et uxore sua qui tunc accesserunt, et peregrino praetereunte, restiterunt. — “Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne

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