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Revive

To renew.

For example, revival is the act of renewing the legal force of a contract or debt, either by acknowledging it or by giving a new promise, when the contract or debt is no longer a sufficient foundation for a lawsuit because it is barred by the running of the Statute of Limitations.

See: change, copy, cure, develop, fix, meliorate, recall, recollect, recreate, rehabilitate, reinstate, remedy, remember, renew, renovate, reopen, repair, restore, resurrect

REVIVE, practice. When a judgment is more than a day and a year old, no execution can issue upon it at common law; but till it has been paid, or the presumption arises from lapse of time, that it has been satisfied, it may be revived and have all its original force, which was merely suspended. This may be done by a scire facias, or an action of debt on the judgment. Vide Scire facias; Wakening.

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It saved on carrying the bullion around in your trousers, and survived in the early days of industrial revolution, but has no chance of being revivable in these days because of the lack of real assets to support it.
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