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reopen vt

1 : to take up again [ discussion]
2 : to resume the discussion or consideration of (a closed matter) [ the contract to negotiate benefits]
3 : to try or hear (an action) anew esp. for the purpose of hearing new evidence

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.