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

Origin and Etymology of res nova

Latin, new matter


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