Novus homo

Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to Novus homo: Sulla, aedile, Cicero, Sallust, Saturninus, Ædile

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
That is to say, the Novus Homo is first born, endowed with attributes, and then moves forth into the world to encounter and conquer the vices (VII-IX).
The Novus Homo is a ruler, a prince (if we need a name, Philip II (p.
Cicero himself, however, was of equestrian rank; he was a parvenu, or novus homo, whose family had never been distinguished by holding public office.