Novel

Nov"el

, n. [F. nouvelle. See Novel, a.] 1. That which is new or unusual; a novelty.
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2. pl. News; fresh tidings. [Obs.]
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Some came of curiosity to hear some novels.
Latimer.
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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. Dryden.
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4. [L. novellae (sc. constitutiones): cf. F. novelles.] (Law) A new or supplemental constitution. See the Note under Novel, a.
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