case of first impression


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case of first impression

n. a case in which a question of interpretation of law is presented which has never arisen before in any reported case. Sometimes, it is only of first impression in the particular state or jurisdiction, so decisions from other states or the federal courts may be examined as a guideline.

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The judge himself said this is a case of first impression and immediately certified each of today's rulings for appeal," Heimburger added.