case of first impression

Definition of "case of first impression"
  1. A court case that involves a new question or issue that has not been previously interpreted within a specific court's jurisdiction
How to use "case of first impression" in a sentence
  1. The judge ruled on the patent dispute, making it a case of first impression.
  2. The court had to determine a case of first impression due to the introduction of new privacy laws.
  3. Her lawyer argued that her case was a case of first impression, involving a newly implemented law.

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