res nova

Definition of "res nova"
  1. A Latin phrase that courts use when they encounter a law or legal issue that does not have prior resolutions or decisions
How to use "res nova" in a sentence
  1. The judge claimed they were dealing with res nova as the case presented unprecedented legal questions.
  2. Although experienced, the attorney found herself in the realm of res nova when facing a completely fresh area of legal practice.
  3. The unique circumstances of the case created a res nova situation, stirring interest among legal scholars.

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