A bill of revivor, or a bill in the nature of a bill of revivor, is one brought to revive a bill which has abated on account of the death of one of the parties, or the marriage of a female complainant.

The distinction between the two above mentioned forms of bills has been thus stated:

"The bill is an available remedy whenever the interest of the former party survives, and is transmitted to one whose title as his representative cannot be disputed; and the only question to be determined is the fact of the existence of such representative. If the title of the latter is open to contest, the remedy is by an original bill in the nature of a bill of revivor." 7

5 Fletcher on Equity Pleading,

Sec 825. 6 Bowie vs. Muiter, 2 Ala., 406;

Sedgwick vs. Cleveland, 7 Paige (N. Y.), 287. 7 Shipman on Equity Pleading, Sec. 201.