res nova

noun
res no·​va | \ ˈrēz-ˈnō-və, ˈrās-\

Legal Definition of res nova

: 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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