Novel

Definition of Novel

Nov´el
a.1.Of recent origin or introduction; not ancient; new; hence, out of the ordinary course; unusual; strange; surprising.
Novel assignment
(Law) a new assignment or specification of a suit.
n.1.That which is new or unusual; a novelty.
2.News; fresh tidings.
Some came of curiosity to hear some novels.
- Latimer.
3.A fictitious tale or narrative, longer than a short story, having some degree of complexity and development of characters; it is usually organized as a time sequence of events, and is commonly intended to exhibit the operation of the passions, and often of love.
4.(Law) A new or supplemental constitution. See the Note under Novel, a.

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