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res nova

noun res no·va \ˈrēz-ˈnō-və, ˈrās-\

Legal Definition of res nova

  1. :  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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feeling or affected by lethargy

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