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n. Law
The substitution of a new contract for a previous contract, or the substitution of a new party for a previous party in a contract, so that the previous obligation is considered discharged or the previous obligor released.

[Late Latin novātiō, novātiōn-, from Latin, a renewing, from novātus, past participle of novāre, to make new, from novus, new; see newo- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Law) 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
2. an obsolete word for innovation
[C16: from Late Latin novātio a renewing, from Latin novāre to renew]
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Noun1.novation - (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
replacement, replacing - the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another; "replacing the star will not be easy"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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