Origin of revision
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Examples from the Web for revisionary
Seconds motion to include a portion of the Judiciary with the Executive in revisionary power over laws.
The status of these subspecies is poorly known; additional breeding specimens and revisionary study are needed.Check-list of the Birds of Kansas
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These proceedings, however, do not furnish any decisive evidence of the nature and purpose of the revisionary check.
The function intended for it by its advocates related exclusively to the exercise of the revisionary check upon legislation.
- of or relating to a new or different version of something
- the act or process of revising
- British the process of rereading a subject or notes on it, esp in preparation for an examination
- a corrected or new version of a book, article, etc
Word Origin and History for revisionary
1610s, "act of revising," from French révision, from Late Latin revisionem (nominative revisio) "a seeing again," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin revidere (see revise). Meaning "a product of revision" is from 1845.