No*va"tion (?), n. [L. novatio; novus new: cf. F. novation.]

1.

Innovation.

[Obs.]

I shall easily grant that novations in religion are a main cause of distempers in commonwealths. Laud.

2. Law

A substitution of a new debt for an old one; also, the remodeling of an old obligation.

 

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