Reversion of series
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]


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