res nova


res no·​va
ˈrēz-ˈnō-və, ˈrās-
: a case or issue that has never before been decided by a court
plaintiff admits this case is res nova in AlabamaMcDermott v. Hambright, 238 So. 2d 876 (1970)

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“Res nova.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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