Definition : Judgment - Authority of a final judgement (authority of res judicata)

Authority granted to a judgment that forbids the latter being called into question when it decides the subject matter of the litigation. It applies only to the object of the judgment when the demand is based on the same cause of action and is between the same parties acting in the same qualities and the thing applied for is the same.

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