Revival Law and Legal Definition

Revival, in general, means the restoration to use, acceptance, or activity after a period of obscurity or lapse. In the legal context, it refers to what occurs when a court, upon the petition of a party, reinstates the force of an old judgment. It may also refer to reinstating a contract or debt by a new agreement after the right to demand performance or collect has expired under the statute of limitations.

In the context of religion, a revival is a meeting or series of meetings for the purpose of reaffirming religious faith, often characterized by impassioned preaching and public testimony.