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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"But by definition, type revivals are revivals of type, not calligraphy or lettering," Kelly declares.
For evangelicals like Whitefield there was the very real sense that England's expansion and the extension of the kingdom of God, expressed in the evangelical revivals, were proceeding hand-in-hand, indeed were one and the same thing.
Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival: A History of Dissent, c.
Addressing theoretical questions pertaining to the dynamics of religious revival, Heimola (world culture, U.
The DTS ladies lost against Revivals (26-28, 2517and 10-15), whereupon NDF won the game 2512 and 25-16 against Revivals.
Most SEB revivals feature subsequent eruptions from secondary or even tertiary sources.
Who, for example, would have interest in and devotion to essays on the Clerical Society Movement and Spanish Dominicans and Ugandan Revivals and Grenadan Seventh-day Adventists and the 1762 Revival in Wales, plus two-dozen more, as different in topic as those five, and methodologically, conceptually, and stylistically still more different?
Revivals once created an evangelistic environment for convincing persons of their need for salvation, offering them a way to experience conversion, and reinforcing the validity of their experience.
THE "JUSTICE REVIVAL" in Dallas last November brought together hundreds of Dallas area churches--many of which had never before collaborated--in a three-day event focused on putting faith into action for justice.
This satisfaction of compassionate fervor is easily seen in drama revivals where young audiences connect to their elders (and sometimes very elder acquaintances).
Unfortunately, we do not yet have a satisfactory history of either country's folk revival, although the literature on the US scene is quite extensive, and Ron Cohen's Rainbow Quest gave us at least part of what we need.