(Nou"the, Now"the) , adv. [Now + the.] Just now; at present. [Obs.]
But thereof needeth not to speak as nouthe.Chaucer.
(No*vac"u*lite) n. [L. novacula a sharp knife, razor: cf. F. novaculite.] (Min.) A variety of
siliceous slate, of which hones are made; razor stone; Turkey stone; hone stone; whet slate.
(No*va"tian) n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of the sect of Novatius, or Novatianus, who held that the
lapsed might not be received again into communion with the church, and that second marriages are
(No*va"tian*ism) n. The doctrines or principles of the Novatians. Milner.
(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.
(No*va"tor) n. An innovator. [Obs.]
(Nov"el) a. [OF. novel, nuvel, F. nouvel, nouveau, L. novellus, dim. of novus new. See New.]
Of recent origin or introduction; not ancient; new; hence, out of the ordinary course; unusual; strange; surprising.
In civil law, the novel or new constitutions are those which are supplemental to the code, and posterior
in time to the other books. These contained new decrees of successive emperors.
Novel assignment (Law), a new assignment or specification of a suit.
Syn. New; recent; modern; fresh; strange; uncommon; rare; unusual. Novel, New . Everything at its
first occurrence is new; that is novel which is so much out of the ordinary course as to strike us with
surprise. That is a new sight which is beheld for the first time; that is a novel sight which either was
never seen before or is seen but seldom. We have daily new inventions, but a novel one supposes
some very peculiar means of attaining its end. Novel theories are regarded with distrust, as likely to
prove more ingenious than sound.
(Nov"el), n. [F. nouvelle. See Novel, a.]
1. That which is new or unusual; a novelty.
2. pl. News; fresh tidings. [Obs.]
Some came of curiosity to hear some novels.Latimer.
3. A fictitious tale or narrative, professing to be conformed to real life; esp., one intended to exhibit the
operation of the passions, and particularly of love. Dryden.
4. [L. novellae (sc. constitutiones): cf. F. novelles.] (Law) A new or supplemental constitution. See
the Note under Novel, a.
(Nov`el*ette") n. [Dim. of novel, n. See Novel.] A short novel.
(Nov"el*ism) n. Innovation. [Obs.]