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[reez ip-suh loh-kwi-ter, lok-wi-, reys] /ˈriz ˈɪp sə ˈloʊ kwɪ tər, ˈlɒk wɪ-, ˈreɪs/
noun, Law.
the rule that an injury is due to the defendant’s negligence when that which caused it was under his or her control or management and the injury would not have happened had proper management been observed.
res ipsa loquitur
/reɪs ˌɪpsɑː ˈlɒkwɪtə/
(law) the thing or matter speaks for itself


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