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WAKENING, Scotch law. The revival of an action.
2. An action is said to sleep, when it lies over, not insisted on for a year in which case it is suspended. 4, t. 1, n. 33. With us a revival is by scire facias. (q.v.)
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.