trial de novo

noun

Legal Definition of trial de novo

: a trial in a higher court in which all the issues of fact or law tried in a lower court or tribunal are reconsidered as if no previous trial had taken place — compare mistrial

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“Trial de novo.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/trial%20de%20novo. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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