de novo

adverb or adjective de no·vo \ di-ˈnō-(ˌ)vō , dā- , dē- \

Definition of de novo

:over again :anew
  • a case tried de novo

Origin and Etymology of de novo

Latin


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de novo

adverb or adjective de no·vo \ dē-ˈnō-vō, dā- \

legal Definition of de novo

:over again :as if for the first time: as
a :allowing independent appellate determination of issues (as of fact or law)
  • a de novo review
b :allowing complete retrial upon new evidence — compare abuse of discretion, clearly erroneous
Note: A de novo review is an in-depth review. Decisions of federal administrative agencies are generally subject to de novo review in the U.S. District Courts, and some lower state court decisions are subject to de novo review at the next level.

Origin and Etymology of de novo

Medieval Latin, literally, from (the) new


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