res nova

noun

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 Alabama McDermott v. Hambright, 238 So. 2d 876 (1970)

Word History

Etymology

Latin, new matter

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“Res nova.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/res%20nova. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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