trial de novo

Definition of "trial de novo"
  1. A new trial conducted by an appellate court, as if the original trial hadn't occurred, evaluating the evidence without regard for the lower court's decision
How to use "trial de novo" in a sentence
  1. In the appeal case, the judge ordered a trial de novo, disregarding the earlier judgments.
  2. Due to procedural errors in the original trial, the appeals court decided to hold a trial de novo.
  3. The trial de novo allowed fresh consideration of evidence, ignoring the previous small claims court's decision.

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