reversion

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Speech
reversion
Definition
Noun 
The action of reverting something.
Etymology
Noun 
The action of returning to a former condition or practice; reversal.
Etymology
Noun 
The fact of being turned the reverse way.
Etymology
Noun 
The action of turning something the reverse way.
Etymology
Noun 
Law
The return of an estate to the donor or grantor after expiry of the grant.
Etymology
Meaning note
law
Noun 
Law
An estate which has been returned in this manner.
Etymology
Meaning note
law
Noun 
Law
The right of succeeding to an estate, or to another possession.
Etymology
Meaning note
law
Noun 
The right of succeeding to an office after the death or retirement of the holder.
Etymology
Noun 
The return of a genetic characteristic after a period of suppression.
Etymology
Noun 
A sum payable on a person's death.
Usage note
Basic sense is reverting (as nominalization of revert), but also used as reversing (from reanalysis as reverse + -sion), for which the more precise term is reversal. Compare “mean reversion” with “reversal of fortune”. The similar regression has connotations of moving back in time.
Etymology
Noun Verb Adjective Adverb Other
Etymology
From Old French reversion (modern réversion), from Latin reversio, from revertō. Surface analysis revert +‎ -sion.
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