revival of will

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The re-execution with proper formalities of a will that has been revoked other than by destruction, or the execution of a codicil to it, showing the testator's intention that the will should be effective notwithstanding the earlier revocation. Under the Wills Act 1837 these are the only ways in which a will that has been revoked can be revived. A revived will operates as if executed at the time of its revival. Compare republication of will.

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