Origin of de novoL, literally , from new
Origin of de novoLatin dē novō
- anew (from the beginning)
- 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.
From the Latin adverb dē novō (“from the new”); from dē (“from”) + novō, the ablative singular of novus (“new”).