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de novo appeal


a review by a higher court of a decision made by a lower court that uses the trial court's records, but which does not assess or refer to the trial court's rulings on matters of law and evidence
A defendant who is convicted in a District Court of Maryland has the right to a de novo appeal in a circuit court.

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