Reversion

Definition of Reversion

Re`ver´sion   Pronunciation: rė`vẽr´shŭn
n.1.The act of returning, or coming back; return.
After his reversion home, [he] was spoiled, also, of all that he brought with him.
- Foxe.
2.That which reverts or returns; residue.
The small reversion of this great navy which came home might be looked upon by religious eyes as relics.
- Fuller.
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.
4.Hence, a right to future possession or enjoyment; succession.
For even reversions are all begged before.
- Dryden.
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.
6.(Biol.) A return towards some ancestral type or character; atavism.
Reversion of series
(Alg.) the act of reverting a series. See To revert a series, under Revert, v. t.

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