Reversion Re*ver"sion (r[-e]*v[~e]r"sh[u^]n), n. [F. r['e]version, L. reversio a turning back. See {Revert}.] 1. The act of returning, or coming back; return. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

After his reversion home, [he] was spoiled, also, of all that he brought with him. --Foxe. [1913 Webster]

2. That which reverts or returns; residue. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The small reversion of this great navy which came home might be looked upon by religious eyes as relics. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) The returning of an estate 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. --Kent. [1913 Webster]

4. Hence, a right to future possession or enjoyment; succession. [1913 Webster]

For even reversions are all begged before. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. (Annuities) 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. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

6. (Biol.) A return towards some ancestral type or character; atavism. [1913 Webster]

{Reversion of series} (Alg.), the act of reverting a series. See {To revert a series}, under {Revert}, v. t. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • reversion — Reversion. s. f. v. Terme de pratique & de Jurisprudence, formé du verbe Revertir, qui n est point en usage. Retour, réünion d un fief mouvant au fief dominant, dont il avoit esté détaché. Les appanages se donnent à charge de reversion faute d… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • reversion — (n.) early 15c., from O.Fr. reversion, from L. reversionem (nom. reversio), noun of action from pp. stem of revertere (see REVERT (Cf. revert)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • reversión — sustantivo femenino 1. Uso/registro: elevado. Acción y resultado de revertir: La reversión de los inmuebles a los antiguos propietarios es un acto de justicia. Sinónimo: retorno …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • reversion — reversion. См. реверсная мутация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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