Definition of de novo
: over again : anew a case tried de novo
Legal Definition of de novo
Additional Notes on de novo
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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