reversionary

adjective

re·​ver·​sion·​ary ri-ˈvər-zhə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce reversionary (audio)
-shə-
: of, relating to, constituting, or involving especially a legal reversion

Example Sentences

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, sandiegouniontribune.com, 6 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1720, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reversionary was in 1720

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Cite this Entry

“Reversionary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reversionary. Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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