Meaning of novodamus in English:


Pronunciation /ˌnəʊvə(ʊ)ˈdeɪməs/


Scots Law
  • (A charter containing) a clause by which a feudal superior renews a former grant (now specifically with an alteration or correction). Also as "charter (clause,etc.) of novodamus".


Mid 17th century. Short for post-classical Latin de novo damus ‘we grant anew’ (from de novo anew + damus, 3rd person plural indicative of dare to give), a phrase which appears in the charters.