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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a proceeding brought to obtain an explanation or an alteration or a reversal of a decree by the court that rendered it;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 reexamination; 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: Reexamination; resurvey; retrospect; survey; reconsideration; revisal; revise; revision. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bill of review n 1: a proceeding brought to obtain an explanation or an alteration or a reversal of a decree by the court that rendered it