novation novation


  • (n) (law) the replacement of one obligation by another by mutual agreement of both parties; usually the replacement of one of the original parties to a contract with the consent of the remaining party


  1. II Duce causes some few Italians to wear black shirtsno great in- novation, after all, among a shirt-wearing people.
  2. Whatever the ultimate dollars-and-cents value of the in novation to Alcoa, the announcement reflects the thirst for new markets that has kept the $1.
  3. Others regard his trick harmonics as a glorious, artistic in novation.


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