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Noun reversion has 6 senses


reversionn. [F. réversion, L. reversio a turning back. See Revert.].
  •  The act of returning, or coming back; return.  [1913 Webster]
    "After his reversion home, [he] was spoiled, also, of all that he brought with him."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which reverts or returns; residue.  [1913 Webster]
    "The small reversion of this great navy which came home might be looked upon by religious eyes as relics."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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]
  •  Hence, a right to future possession or enjoyment; succession.  [1913 Webster]
    "For even reversions are all begged before."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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]
  •  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.


reversion, n.
1 a the legal right (esp. of the original owner, or his or her heirs) to possess or succeed to property on the death of the present possessor. b property to which a person has such a right.
2 Biol. a return to ancestral type.
3 a return to a previous state, habit, etc.
4 a sum payable on a person's death, esp. by way of life insurance.

reversional adj. reversionary adj.
ME f. OF reversion or L reversio (as REVERSE)



about-face, about-turn, atavism, back track, back trail, backing, backing off, backing out, backing up, backset, backsliding, backup, backward deviation, bequeathal, bequest, birthright, borough-English, coheirship, coparcenary, copyhold, devolution, ectropion, entail, equitable estate, estate at sufferance, estate for life, estate for years, estate in expectancy, estate in fee, estate in possession, estate tail, eversion, falling back, fee, fee simple, fee tail, feod, feodum, feud, feudal estate, fief, gavelkind, heirloom, heirship, hereditament, heritable, heritage, heritance, improvement, incorporeal hereditament, inheritance, instauration, introversion, intussusception, invagination, inversion, lapse, law of succession, lease, leasehold, legacy, legal estate, line of succession, mode of succession, paramount estate, particular estate, patrimony, postremogeniture, primogeniture, pronation, reactivation, reconstitution, reconversion, recrudescence, recurrence, redintegration, reenactment, reestablishment, reformation, regression, rehabilitation, reinstatement, reinstation, reinstitution, reinvestiture, reinvestment, relapse, remainder, renewal, replacement, restitution, restoration, resupination, retroflexion, retroversion, return, reversal, reverse, reversing, revulsion, right-about, right-about-face, setback, shifting trust, shifting use, succession, supination, swingaround, throwback, topsy-turviness, topsy-turvydom, transposal, transposition, turn, turnabout, turnaround, turning back, turning backwards, turning inside out, turning inward, turning over, ultimogeniture, vested estate, volte-face




N possession, seizin, seisin, ownership, occupancy, hold, holding, tenure, tenancy, feodality, dependency, villenage, villeinage, socage, chivalry, knight service, exclusive possession, impropriation, monopoly, retention, prepossession, preoccupancy, nine points of the law, corner, usucaption, future possession, heritage, inheritance, heirship, reversion, fee, seigniority, primogeniture, ultimogeniture, futures contract, warrant, put, call, option, right of first refusal, bird in hand, uti possidetis, chose in possession, possessing, worth, possessed of, seized of, master of, in possession of, usucapient, endowed with, blest with, instinct with, fraught with, laden with, charged with, possessed, on hand, by one, in hand, in store, in stock, in one's hands, in one's grasp, in one's possession, at one's command, at one's disposal, one's own, unsold, unshared, entbehre gern was du nicht hast, meum et tuum, tuum est.


N posteriority, succession, sequence, following, subsequence, supervention, futurity, successor, sequel, remainder, reversion, subsequent, posterior, following, after, later, succeeding, postliminious, postnate, postdiluvial, postdiluvian, puisne, posthumous, future, afterdinner, postprandial, subsequently, after, afterwards, since, later, at a subsequent, at a later period, at a later date, next, in the sequel, close upon, thereafter, thereupon, upon which, eftsoons, from that time, from that moment, after a while, after a time, in process of time.


N property, possession, suum cuique, meum et tuum, ownership, proprietorship, lordship, seignority, empire, interest, stake, estate, right, title, claim, demand, holding, tenure, vested interest, contingent interest, beneficial interest, equitable interest, use, trust, benefit, legal estate, equitable estate, seizin, seisin, absolute interest, paramount estate, freehold, fee tail, fee simple, estate in fee, estate in tail, estate tail, estate in tail male, estate in tail female, estate in tail general, limitation, term, lease, settlement, strict settlement, particular estate, estate for life, estate for years, estate pur autre vie, remainder, reversion, expectancy, possibility, dower, dowry, jointure, appanage, inheritance, heritage, patrimony, alimony, legacy, Falcidian law, paternal estate, thirds, assets, belongings, means, resources, circumstances, wealth, money, what one is worth, what one will cut up for, estate and effects, landed property, landed real estate property, realty, land, lands, tenements, hereditaments, corporeal hereditaments, incorporeal hereditaments, acres, ground, acquest, messuage, toft, territory, state, kingdom, principality, realm, empire, protectorate, sphere of influence, manor, honor, domain, demesne, farm, plantation, hacienda, allodium, fief, fieff, feoff, feud, zemindary, dependency, arado, merestead, ranch, free lease-holds, copy lease-holds, folkland, chattels real, fixtures, plant, heirloom, easement, right of common, right of user, personal property, personal estate, personal effects, personalty, chattels, goods, effects, movables, stock, stock in trade, things, traps, rattletraps, paraphernalia, equipage, parcels, appurtenances, impedimenta, luggage, baggage, bag and baggage, pelf, cargo, lading, rent roll, income, maul and wedges, patent, copyright, chose in action, credit, debt, one's own, landed, predial, manorial, allodial, free lease-hold, copy lease-hold, feudal, feodal, to one's credit, to one's account, to the good, to one and his heirs for ever, to one and the heirs of his body, to one and his heirs and assigns, to one and his executors administrators and assign.


N transfer, conveyance, assignment, alienation, abalienation, demise, limitation, conveyancing, transmission, enfeoffment, bargain and sale, lease and release, exchange, barter, substitution, succession, reversion, shifting use, shifting trust, devolution, alienable, negotiable, estate coming into possession.


N restitution, return, rendition, reddition, restoration, reinvestment, recuperation, rehabilitation, reparation, atonement, compensation, indemnification, release, replevin, redemption, recovery, remitter, reversion, restoring, recuperative, suum cuique.


N reversion, return, revulsion, turning point, turn of the tide, status quo ante bellum, calm before a storm, alternation, inversion, recoil, retreat, regression, retrogression, restoration, relapse, recidivism, atavism, vicinism, reverting, regressive, revulsive, reactionary, retrorse, a rebours.


N inversion, eversion, subversion, reversion, retroversion, introversion, contraposition, contrariety, reversal, turn of the tide, overturn, somersault, somerset, summerset, culbute, revulsion, pirouette, transposition, transposal, anastrophy, metastasis, hyperbaton, anastrophe, hysteron proteron, hypallage, synchysis, tmesis, parenthesis, metathesis, palindrome, pronation and supination, inverted, wrong side out, wrong side up, inside out, upside down, bottom upwards, keel upwards, supine, on one's head, topsy-turvy, sens dessus dessous, inverse, reverse, opposite, top heavy, inversely, hirdy-girdy, heels over head, head over heels.

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