actus rei

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1970; from the Latin āctūs (“acts”, the nominative plural form of āctus, “act”) + reī (the masculine nominative plural form of reus, “guilty”).

Noun[edit]

actus rei pl

  1. plural of actus reus
    • 1970, Pacific Law Journal (published by the students of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law), volume 1, page 194
      They are as it were, the actus rei of matrimonial guilt.

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