Nova Causa Obligationis Law and Legal Definition
The term ‘Nova Causa Obligationis’ is a Latin term which means a new ground of obligation. Generally, actions containing penal conclusions are personal and do not transmit against heirs on the death of a defender. However, if the parties have proponed their respective pleas or if the proof of facts allow, penal action transmit even after the death of the defender. By this a new obligation is introduced to abide by the decision that may be pronounced. Nova causa obligation differs from the original obligation.