Legal Definition and Related Resources of Innovation

Meaning of Innovation

In Scotch law. The exchange of one obligation for another, so that the second shall come in the place of the first. Bell, Diet. The same as “novation.”


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This definition of Innovation is based on the The Cyclopedic Law Dictionary . This entry needs to be proofread.

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Synonyms of Innovation


  • adaptation
  • alteration
  • breaking of precedent
  • change
  • change in method
  • departure
  • digression
  • divergence
  • diversification
  • exchange of obligations
  • invention
  • modernization
  • modification
  • mutare
  • neoterism
  • new device
  • new idea
  • new method
  • new phase
  • novare
  • novelty
  • radically new measure
  • revision
  • revolution
  • shift
  • variation


Legal English Vocabulary: Innovation in Spanish

Online translation of the English legal term innovation into Spanish: innovación (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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Definition of Innovation

In relation to social issues, a meaning of innovation is provided here: a newly introduced idea, invention or way of doing things that changes the world.


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