(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 reëxamination; a retrospective survey; a looking over again; as, a review of
one's studies; a review of life.
2. An examination with a view to amendment or improvement; revision; as, an author's review of his
3. A critical examination of a publication, with remarks; a criticism; a critique.
4. A periodical containing critical essays upon matters of interest, as new productions in literature, art,
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.
6. (Law) The judicial examination of the proceedings of a lower court by a higher.
7. A lesson studied or recited for a second time.
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.
Syn. Reëxamination; resurvey; retrospect; survey; reconsideration; revisal; revise; revision.