trial de novo
- 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
- In the appeal case, the judge ordered a trial de novo, disregarding the earlier judgments.
- Due to procedural errors in the original trial, the appeals court decided to hold a trial de novo.
- The trial de novo allowed fresh consideration of evidence, ignoring the previous small claims court's decision.