Origin of revision
Examples from the Web for revisionary
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.
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|Harrison B Tordoff
British Dictionary definitions for revisionary (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for revisionary (2 of 2)
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.