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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.]
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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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It stated that after para 9(a) insert a new sub para (I) to cover the novation part of the transaction as 'LNG Operations and Services agreement between EETPL and SSGCL (Terminal 1) may be novated to PLL and Supply agreement between M/s Qatar Gas/Gunvor international and PSO be novated to PLL' .
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