[ noh-vey-shuhn ]
/ noʊˈveɪ ʃən /
Law. the substitution of a new obligation for an old one, usually by the substitution of a new debtor or of a new creditor.
the introduction of something new; innovation.
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Words nearby novation
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British Dictionary definitions for novation
/ (nəʊˈveɪʃən) /
law the substitution of a new obligation for an old one by mutual agreement between the parties, esp of one debtor or creditor for another
an obsolete word for innovation
Word Origin for novation
C16: from Late Latin novātio a renewing, from Latin novāre to renew
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