trial de novo
trial de novo n: 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

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

trial de novo
A trial held on appeal, in which the appeals court holds a trial as if no prior trial had been held, considering the evidence anew rather than reviewing the lower court's decision for correctness. A trial de novo is common on appeals from small claims court judgments.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

trial de novo
n.
   a form of appeal in which the appeals court holds a trial as if no prior trial had been held. A trial de novo is common on appeals from small claims court judgments.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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