Res judicata - A rule of civil law that once a matter has been litigated and final judgment has been rendered by the trial court, the matter cannot be relitigated by the parties in the same court, or any other trial court. A court will use res judicata to deny reconsideration of a matter.
Rescission - The unmaking or undoing of a contract; repeal.
Research - A careful hunting for facts or truth about a subject; inquiry; investigation.
Resolution - The formal adoption of a motion.
Respondeat superior - Literally, "a superior (or master) must answer." The doctrine which holds that employers are responsible for the acts and omissions of their employees and agents, when done within the scope of the employees' duties.
Respondent - The person against whom an appeal is taken.
Rest - A party is said to "rest" or "rest its case" when it has presented all the evidence it intends to offer.
Source: Jurist International.