Novus homo

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NOVUS HOMO. A new man; this term, is applied to a man who has been pardoned of a crime, by which he is restored to society, and is rehabilitated.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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But when the equites and the novi homines had extended the governing classes by adding to the numbers of the Patricians, the State came to ruin.