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n. 1) requesting a court to reinstate the force of an old judgment. 2) reinstating a contract or debt by a new agreement after the right to demand performance or collect has expired under the statute of limitations (the time to sue).

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REVIVAL, contracts. An agreement to renew the legal obligation of a just debt, after it has been barred by the act of limitation or lapse of time, is called its revival. Vide Promise.

REVIVAL, practice. The act by which a judgment, which has lain dormant or without any action upon it for a year and a day is, at common law, again restored to its original force.

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Explaining the Collectors about the forest revival programme in Gajwel, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests R Shobha and Additional PCCF RM Dobrial stressed on how the revival of the forest decreased the temperature, increased the rainfall and reduced the pollution levels besides enhancing biodiversity.
This was only possible due to body revival which is an ayurvedic medicine given by scientist Munir Khan.
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"The revival of expired corporations will ultimately benefit our society.
The SEC En Banc shall approve the petition and issue a certificate of revival of corporate existence.
Adviser Razak Dawood, while setting aside Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) board of directors as well as Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules, has already decided to hand over the task of PSM revival to 'favourite' private steel mill companies and Hub Power Company Limited (HUBCO), said sources, adding, that the revival of PSM in the hands of private steel companies and HUBCO is a good example of conflict of interest as an expert group is tasked to devise plan for the revival of PSM, which is facing approximately Rs 475billion in losses.
The revival of the shipping line and the upgrading of Bandari College to a centre of excellence for maritime studies which was approved by the Cabinet this week is set to transform Mombasa into a trans-shipment hub.
Kelly claims that digital versions of typefaces cannot be considered as revivals, that they are nothing more than reformattings.
The Arnott's unique, and compelling writing creates a spiritual hunger for revival and draws the reader into allowing the spirit to prepare them, not as spectators, but as participants of a revival through the transforming touch of the mind of God.
Meanwhile a in high level meeting with minister for industries, reviewed and discussed in length, with the owners of the Mirpur and Bhimber districts - based sick industrial units, the ideas for quick revival of the units, the sources said and added that the owners of the sick units tabled various proposals in the meeting for the revival to the sick units and assured to resume their functioning soon after their revival in line with the determined policy of the government.
Secretary of Ministry of External Affairs, Preeti Saran said to media persons that India is ready to talk and willing to continue efforts for the development of the region but we also needs to look for our interests and without our interest we will never go in talks for the revival of SAARC.
He said we had asked the banks through State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to revive the sick units which, in case of revival, could earn over $1 billion in foreign exchange and create five million jobs.