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 for revival
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Revival \Re*viv"al\, n. [From Revive.]
     The act of reviving, or the state of being revived.
     Specifically:
     (a) Renewed attention to something, as to letters or
         literature.
     (b) Renewed performance of, or interest in, something, as the
         drama and literature.
     (c) Renewed interest in religion, after indifference and
         decline; a period of religious awakening; special
         religious interest.
     (d) Reanimation from a state of langour or depression; --
         applied to the health, spirits, and the like.
     (e) Renewed pursuit, or cultivation, or flourishing state of
         something, as of commerce, arts, agriculture.
     (f) Renewed prevalence of something, as a practice or a
         fashion.
     (g) (Law) Restoration of force, validity, or effect; renewal;
         as, the revival of a debt barred by limitation; the
         revival of a revoked will, etc.
     (h) Revivification, as of a metal. See Revivification, 2.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  revival
      n 1: bringing again into activity and prominence; "the revival
           of trade"; "a revival of a neglected play by Moliere"; "the
           Gothic revival in architecture" [syn: revival,
           resurgence, revitalization, revitalisation,
           revivification]
      2: an evangelistic meeting intended to reawaken interest in
         religion [syn: revival, revival meeting]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  253 Moby Thesaurus words for "revival":
     Great Leap Forward, Mass, about-face, accommodation, adaptation,
     adjustment, advance, advancement, alteration, amelioration,
     amendment, animation, apostasy, ascent, awakening, bedtime prayer,
     bettering, betterment, bibliolatry, boost, bracer, bracing, break,
     camp meeting, change, change of allegiance, change of heart,
     change of mind, changeableness, charismatic gift,
     charismatic movement, charismatic renewal, church, church service,
     comeback, compline, constructive change, continuity, conversion,
     copy, cordial, defection, degeneration, degenerative change,
     deterioration, deviation, devotions, difference, discontinuity,
     divergence, diversification, diversion, diversity, divine service,
     duplication, duty, energizing, enhancement, enlivenment,
     enrichment, escalation, eugenics, euthenics, evening devotions,
     evensong, exercises, exhilaration, fanaticism, fitting, flip-flop,
     furtherance, gift of tongues, glossolalia, gradual change, headway,
     imitation, improvement, increase, invigoration, lauds, lift,
     liturgy, looking back, matins, meeting, melioration, memory, mend,
     mending, mitigation, modification, modulation, morning devotions,
     new birth, night song, none, nones, novena, office, overdevoutness,
     overpiousness, overreligiousness, overrighteousness, overthrow,
     overzealousness, palingenesis, palingenesy, pentecostalism,
     pick-me-up, pickup, praise meeting, prayer, prayer meeting,
     prayers, preferment, prime, prime song, progress, progression,
     promotion, public worship, qualification, quickening,
     radical change, ransom, re-creation, re-formation, realignment,
     reanimation, rebirth, rebuilding, recapture, reclaiming,
     reclamation, recollection, reconstitution, reconstruction, recoup,
     recoupment, recovery, recreation, recrudescence, recuperation,
     redemption, redesign, redoing, reedition, reestablishment,
     reexperiencing, refashioning, refection, reform, reformation,
     refreshing, refreshment, regainment, regale, regalement,
     regeneracy, regenerateness, regeneration, regenesis, reinstitution,
     reinvigoration, reissue, rejuvenation, rejuvenescence, reliving,
     remaking, remembrance, reminiscence, renaissance, renascence,
     renewal, renovation, reoccupation, reorganization, repetition,
     replevin, replevy, repossession, reprinting, reproduction,
     reshaping, restoration, restructuring, resumption, resurgence,
     resurrection, resuscitation, retake, retaking, retrieval, retrieve,
     retrospection, return, returning, reversal, revindication,
     revision, revitalization, revival meeting, revivalism,
     revivescence, revivescency, revivification, revolution, rise,
     salvage, sanctimony, second wind, second youth, service, sext,
     shift, stimulation, sudden change, switch, tent meeting, tierce,
     tonic, total change, transition, trover, turn, turnabout,
     undersong, upbeat, upheaval, uplift, upping, upsurge, upswing,
     uptrend, upturn, upward mobility, variation, variety, vesper,
     vespers, vigils, violent change, vitalization, vivification,
     watch meeting, watch night, watch-night service, worsening, youth,
     zeal, zealotism, zealotry, zealousness
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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. 
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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. 
  
  

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