Bill of Revivor Law and Legal Definition

Bill of revivor is a special form of bill in equity for reviving a suit where the defect supervening on the proceeding is of such a nature as to cause an abatement, as where a plaintiff or defendant, suing or being sued in his/her own right, dies pending the suit.

Whenever a suit in equity becomes abated by the death of either party, or by any other event, it may be revived by a bill of revivor, or a bill in the nature of a bill of revivor, as the circumstances of the case may require, filed by the proper parties entitled to revive the same, which bill may be filed in the clerk's office at any time. [Young v. Kelly, 3 App. D.C. 296 (D.C. Cir. 1894)].