Novel case is a case for which no precedent can be found. It is a peculiar or extraordinary case arising in the complex and diversified affairs of men which cannot be classified under any of the distinct heads under which jurisdiction has theretofore been administered.
A novel case is one not found in all the books. [ROSE v. SMITH & DAVIS, 4 Cow. 17 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1825)].