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venire de novo


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[Latin: to come anew]

An order made by the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) ordering a new trial where there has been a fundamental irregularity in procedure so serious as to render the original trial a mistrial. Originally, it was a writ (venire facias de novo juratores) addressed to the sheriff, ordering him to cause new jurors to try the case afresh.

Subjects: Law.


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