reversion

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

re·ver·sion

noun \ri-ˈvər-zhən, -shən\

: an act or process of returning to an earlier condition or state

law : the returning of property to a former owner or to a person who received the right to it when the former owner died

Full Definition of REVERSION

1
a :  the part of a simple estate remaining in the control of its owner after the owner has granted therefrom a lesser particular estate
b :  a future interest in property left in the control of a grantor or the grantor's successor
2
:  the right of succession or future possession or enjoyment
3
a :  an act or the process of returning (as to a former condition)
b :  a return toward an ancestral type or condition :  reappearance of an ancestral character
4
:  an act or instance of turning the opposite way :  the state of being so turned
5
:  a product of reversion; specifically :  an organism with an atavistic character :  throwback

Examples of REVERSION

  1. His photos document the land's reversion to swamp.
  2. the reversion of the estate

Origin of REVERSION

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin reversion-, reversio act of returning, from revertere
First Known Use: 15th century

re·ver·sion

noun \ri-ˈvər-zhən, -shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REVERSION

1
a : an act or the process of returning (as to a former condition) b : a return toward an ancestral type or condition : reappearance of an ancestral character
2
: a product of reversion; specifically : an organism with an atavistic character

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