bill of review
bill of review see bill 3a

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

bill of review
n. In equity law, a pleading requesting a trial court to explain, revise, or reverse a final decree issued by the court.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


bill of review
In the practice of equity courts, a paper filed with a court after expiration of the time for filing a petition for a rehearing in order to request, due to exceptional circumstances, the correction or reversal of a final judgment or decree.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


bill of review
In the practice of equity courts, a paper filed with a court after expiration of the time for filing a petition for a rehearing in order to request, due to exceptional circumstances, the correction or reversal of a final judgment or decree.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bill of review — A bill in equity for the purpose causing the court to review and reverse or revise its own decree. 19 Am J1st Eq § 423. See bill in the nature of a bill of review …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bill of review — noun a proceeding brought to obtain an explanation or an alteration or a reversal of a decree by the court that rendered it • Hypernyms: ↑review …   Useful english dictionary

  • bill in the nature of a bill of review — see bill 3a Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • bill in the nature of a bill of review — Where a decree is final, the bill of review is not regarded as a part of the cause in which the decree was rendered, but as a new suit, having for its object the correction of the decree in the former suit. But where a decree is only… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bill of review for error apparent — A bill in equity which sets up no new facts or newly discovered matter, the sole purpose being to obtain a review and reversal of the decree for some error or defect on the face of the proceedings. 19 Am J1st Eq § 429 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • pure bill of review — A bill of review in equity to obtain a review and reversal of the decree for error apparent, that is, error or defect on the face of the proceeding. 27 Am J2d Eq § 257 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bill — n 1: a draft of a law presented to a legislature for enactment; also: the law itself the GI bill ap·pro·pri·a·tions bill /ə ˌprō prē ā shənz /: a bill providing money for government expenses and programs ◇ Appropriations bills originate in the… …   Law dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bill — As a legal term, this word has many meanings and applications, the most important of which are set forth below: Bill of Rights. A formal and emphatic legislative assertion and declaration of popular rights and liberties usually promulgated upon a …   Black's law dictionary

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