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Reversion meaning

reversion - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of returning, or coming back; return.
  2. 2. That which reverts or returns; residue.
  3. 3. The returning of an esttate to the grantor or his heirs, by operation of law, after the grant has terminated; hence, the residue of an estate left in the proprietor or owner thereof, to take effect in possession, by operation of law, after the termination of a limited or less estate carved out of it and conveyed by him.
  4. 4. Hence, a right to future possession or enjoiment; succession.
  5. 5. A payment which is not to be received, or a benefit which does not begin, until the happening of some event, as the death of a living person.
  6. 6. A return towards some ancestral type or character; atavism.
  7. 7. Act of reverting; that which reverts; right to future or contingent possession.

reversion - examples of usage

  1. Certainly some such thought flitted vaguely through his brain at the moment; though it could not have taken the shape of a wish: for in the very next instant he took his departure from Stone Dean- eagerly bent on an errand, which, if successful, would annihilate all hope of that vaguely contemplated reversion. - "The White Gauntlet", Mayne Reid.
  2. Yet Joe was of that blood, too, and could understand Boone's reversion- a reversion willing in a moment to cast aside the armour which he had served his term of years for the right to wear. - "The Tempering", Charles Neville Buck.
  3. Indeed, common- sense is not without a certain suspicion that naturalism is the advocate of moral reversion. - "The Approach to Philosophy", Ralph Barton Perry.
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