Bill of review
Review Re*view", n. [F. revue, fr. revu, p. p. of revoir to see again, L. revidere; pref. re- re- + videre to see. See {View}, and cf. {Revise}.] 1. A second or repeated view; a re["e]xamination; a retrospective survey; a looking over again; as, a review of one's studies; a review of life. [1913 Webster]

2. An examination with a view to amendment or improvement; revision; as, an author's review of his works. [1913 Webster]

3. A critical examination of a publication, with remarks; a criticism; a critique. [1913 Webster]

4. A periodical containing critical essays upon matters of interest, as new productions in literature, art, etc. [1913 Webster]

5. An inspection, as of troops under arms or of a naval force, by a high officer, for the purpose of ascertaining the state of discipline, equipments, etc. [1913 Webster]

6. (Law) The judicial examination of the proceedings of a lower court by a higher. [1913 Webster]

7. A lesson studied or recited for a second time. [1913 Webster]

{Bill of review} (Equity), a bill, in the nature of proceedings in error, filed to procure an examination and alteration or reversal of a final decree which has been duly signed and enrolled. --Wharton.

{Commission of review} (Eng. Eccl. Law), a commission formerly granted by the crown to revise the sentence of the court of delegates. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Re["e]xamination; resurvey; retrospect; survey; reconsideration; revisal; revise; revision. [1913 Webster]


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