What would you call someone that has died but got given a second chance? They are now alive. What would you call that person?

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    Lucky, probably. Or a zombie, depending on whether the context is a horror movie or not. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jan 17 '19 at 23:59
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    What exactly do you mean? Are you talking about fiction or real life? (In real life, they were arguably never really dead, just near dead.) What do you mean by second chance? – Jason Bassford Jan 18 '19 at 0:14


The person has been resurrected


Restore (a dead person) to life.

‘he queried whether Jesus was indeed resurrected’


As such, I would say that that person is a resurrectee


Revenant : one that returns after death or a long absence


The answers so far talk of second chances within the same life, but the adjective reincarnate can be used to describe someone who has died and been given a second chance through another life.

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