Definition of novodamus in English:

novodamus

noun

Scottish 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".

Origin

Mid 17th century. Short for post-classical Latin de novo damus ‘we grant anew’, a phrase which appears in the charters.

Pronunciation

novodamus

/ˌnəʊvə(ʊ)ˈdeɪməs/