re·​ver·​sion·​ary | \ ri-ˈvər-zhə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce reversionary (audio) , -shə- \

Definition of reversionary

: of, relating to, constituting, or involving especially a legal reversion

Examples of reversionary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The court also stated that the heirs failed to preserve their reversionary rights under the deed in accordance with the Ohio Marketable Title Act, so their rights were extinguished and unenforceable. Laura Hancock, cleveland, 11 May 2021 However, FitzGerald pointed out that the SDSU initiative does not include a reversionary clause that would undo the sale if all the redevelopment projects mentioned in the measure don’t occur. Roger Showley,, 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of reversionary

1720, in the meaning defined above

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“Reversionary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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