Definitions of reversion

  1. a reappearance of an earlier characteristic
  2. returning to a former state
  3. a return to a normal phenotype ( usually resulting from a second mutation)
  4. a return to a normal pheno( usually resulting from a second mutation)
  5. The act of returning, or coming back; return.
  6. That which reverts or returns; residue.
  7. 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.
  8. Hence, a right to future possession or enjoiment; succession.
  9. A return towards some ancestral type or character; atavism.
  10. The returning of lands, etc., by law to the grantor or his heirs after the grant has terminated; right to future possession; as, the reversion of a title; return of an animal or plant to its original type or state.
  11. The act of reverting or returning: that which reverts or returns: the return or future possession of any property after some particular event: the right to future possession.
  12. Act of reverting; that which reverts; right to future or contingent possession.
  13. A return to some former state.
  14. A reserve.
  15. Right of property which remains after some particular estate has ceased, which had been granted by the owner; right of succession to an estate.
  16. A returning; right to future possession or enjoyment, as an estate or annuity after the death of a person has to any inheritance or place of profit after the decease of another.
  17. Atavism; a return in a greater or less degree to some ancestral type.
  18. Reversionary.
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