de novo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin adverb dē novō (from the new); from (from) + novō, the ablative singular of novus (new).

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Adjective[edit]

de novo (not comparable)

  1. Anew, afresh, from the beginning; without consideration of previous instances, proceedings or determinations.
    De novo kidney transplantation.
    De novo prediction of three-dimensional structures for major protein families.
    He filed a motion for a de novo hearing.

Adverb[edit]

de novo

  1. anew (from the beginning)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Because this is a Latin phrase, it is often italicized when written (i.e., de novo).
  • In law, de novo is the most rigorous of the three standards by which common law court decisions are reviewed on appeal; the other two are clear error and abuse of discretion.

See also[edit]

For further information see the Wikipedia article on trial de novo.


Interlingua[edit]

Adverb[edit]

de novo (not comparable)

  1. again (another time)

Latin[edit]

Adverb[edit]

novō (not comparable)

  1. de novo, afresh, anew.
    • 1180-1190, Andreas Capellanus, De amore, Book II, vi
      Sed quamvis in tanta simus audacter et improvide tempestatis unda prolapsi, de novo tamen amore cogitare non possumus vel alium liberationis modum exquirere.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin dē novō (anew).

Adverb[edit]

de novo (not comparable)

  1. (informal) again (another time)

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