Definition of res integra in English:

res integra

Pronunciation /reɪz ˈɪntəɡrə/ /rɛz ˈɪntəɡrə/


  • Originally: an open question, something which has not yet been determined or resolved. Later: (Law) a case or question not covered by existing law or precedent.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in Journal of the House of Commons. From classical Latin rēs integra question or issue (also specifically a lawsuit) which has not yet been decided from rēs thing + integra, feminine of integer.