de novo

Definitions of "de novo"
  1. A Latin phrase pertaining to starting anew or from the beginning, as if the prior decision or event never occurred
  2. When an appellate court considers issues, either fact or law related, independently without adhering to the original court's conclusions
  3. Permits a complete retrial or a thorough review based completely on newly discovered evidence
How to use "de novo" in a sentence
  1. The appellate court reviewed the case de novo and overturned the earlier decision.
  2. In a de novo trial, the judge is not bound by the previous decision and can introduce new rulings based on the facts presented.
  3. The defense requested a de novo review upon finding new evidence that could exonerate their client.

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