Stilo Novo

New-fangled notions. When the calendar was reformed by Pope Gregory XIII. (1582), letters used to be dated stilo novo, which grew in time to be a cant phrase for any innovation.

“And so I leave you to your stilo novo.

Beaumont and Fletcher.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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