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Definition of the noun reversion

What does reversion mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: reversions

  1. (law) an interest in an estate that reverts to the grantor (or his heirs) at the end of some period (e.g., the death of the grantee)
    • domain: jurisprudence / law
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic words: interest / stake = a right or legal share of something
    • more specific word: escheat = a reversion to the state (as the ultimate owner of property) in the absence of legal heirs
  2. (genetics) a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation)
  3. a reappearance of an earlier characteristic
  4. turning in the opposite direction
  5. returning to a former state
  6. a failure to maintain a higher state

Alternative definition of the noun reversion


  1. The action of reverting something.
  2. The action of returning to a former condition or practice; reversal.
  3. The fact of being turned the reverse way.
  4. The action of turning something the reverse way.
  5. [legal] The return of an estate to the donor or grantor after expiry of the grant.
  6. [legal] An estate which has been returned in this manner.
  7. [legal] The right of succeeding to an estate, or to another possession.
  8. The right of succeeding to an office after the death or retirement of the holder.
  9. The return of a genetic characteristic after a period of suppression.
  10. A sum payable on a person's death.


  1. "Reversion" is a computer animated short film directed by Giancarlo Ng and produced by The Magic Movie Machine, a self-described collaborative animation team.
  2. "Reversion" is a film, directed by Mia Trachinger.
  3. "Reversion" Watch is a 2010 short drama film written by Grace Kim and Sam Medley and directed by Grace Kim.


  1. "Reversion" is a musical album of Mano Juodoji Sesuo.
    • released in
  2. "Reversion" is a musical album of Remora.
    • released on (10 years ago)


Reversion is a musical group.


Reversion: In software development, reversion or reverting is the abandonment of one or more recent changes in favor of a return to a previous version of the material at hand.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Reversion

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Google previewJudicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases (1905)

A reversion is a vested interest or estate, inasmuch as the person entitled to it has a vested right of future enjoyment. Payn v.

Google previewPolymer Technology Dictionary (1994)

by Tony Whelan

the term reversion means the shrinkage that occurs when a thermoplastics material is heated to a specified temperature. For example , if flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) was stretched at low temperatures. for example, ...

Google previewDictionary of the Law of Scotland (1826)

by Robert Bell

A reversion is a right of redeeming heritage, and is either legal or conventional. The legal reversion is that which is provided by the operation of the law itself ; as, in an adjudication, where the law gives a power to the debtor to redeem within ...

Google previewAustralian Principles of Property Law (2013)

by Samantha Hepburn

Reversion A reversion is an interest which a grantor retains after conveying to a grantee an estate which is less...

Google previewA Dictionary and Digest of the Law of Scotland (1838)

With Short Explanations of the Most Ordinary English Law Terms by William Bell (d.1839)

REVERSION; as applied to heritage, is a right of redemption, and is either legal or conventional. The legal reversion is that which is provided by the operation of the law itself; as in an adjudication, where the law gives a power to ...

Google previewThe Achilles of Rationalist Psychology (2008)

by Thomas M. Lennon, Robert J. Stainton

Reversion is a technical concept in Neoplatonism taken over from the Stoics (see , e.g., Epictetus Diss.

Google previewRefounding Political Governance (2011)

The Metaphysics of Public Administration by Alexander Kouzmin

'Procession is a passage from better to worse; reversion is a passage from worse to better... This is...

Reversion is the way of questions, the way of inner psychic tension, of internal struggles which are in time rewarded with internal intellectual ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1896)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Reversion is the right to the enjoyment of money, or of any kind...

In law a reversion is that right to property which remains after some particular estate has ceased which had been granted by the owner. Thus...

Google previewChambers' Encyclopædia (1892)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Reversion is the right to the enjoyment of money,

Google previewA Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern ... (1995)

by Henry Campbell Black

A reversion is the residue of an estate left in the grantor, to commence in possession after the determination- of some...

A reversion is a right of redeeming landed property which has been either mortgaged or adjudicated to secure the ...

Google previewMao Tse-Tung’s Theory of Dialectic (2012)

by F.Y.K. Soo

The other connotation of the concept of negation' involves the returning or reversion to its opposite, “Reversion is the action of Tao”,” “(Tao) functioning everywhere means far-reaching. Being far-reaching means returning to the original point.

Google previewOn Conveyancers' Evidence (1832)

by Thomas Coventry

After entry, the proper mode of conveyance to the person immediately in reversion is a surrender; and to u stranger a feoffment, or any other mode of conveyance by which a freehold estate may be transferred. Curtesy can scarcely be called an ...

Google previewThe Asian Financial Crisis (1999)

Facts and Explanations by Klaus Veigel

Mean reversion refers to the effect that stock returns oftentimes exhibit positive autocorrelation over short horizons and negative autocorrelation over long periods. 35 In chapter 4.3.2, we are going to investigate whether available empirical ...

Google previewDeep Value (2014)

Why Activist Investors and Other Contrarians Battle for Control of Losing Corporations by Tobias E. Carlisle

That is,market participants appear to consistently overestimate future growth rates of glamour stocks relativeto value stocks, failing to appreciate that mean reversion is the more likely outcome. Third, value strategies appear to be less risky than ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

REVERSION, a sum of money, estate, annuity, or any other kind of property, the possession of which is not to be obtained till after the expiration of a certain period of time, or till some event, as the failure of a life or lives, has happened.

Google previewThe Judicial Dictionary, of Words and Phrases Judicially Interpreted (1903)

To which Has Been Added Statutory Definitions by Frederick Stroud

Reversion,' Reversio commeth of the Latine word reverter, and signifieth a returning againe " (Co. Litt. 142 b). A " Reversion " is the undisposed of interest in land which reverts to the grantor after the exhaustion of the particular estates, — e.g. ...

Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell

Reversion is the return to a previous state, practice or belief. Griff was brought up in a Roman Catholic household. When an ...

Google previewA New Law Dictionary and Institute of the Whole Law (1874)

For the Use of Students, the Legal Profession, and the Public by Archibald Brown

REVERSION. That which reverts or returns to a person. An estate in ...

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Reversion Meaning

Video shows what reversion means. The action of reverting something.. The action of returning to a former condition or practice; reversal.. The fact of being ...

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I will not change a cottage in possession for a kingdom in reversion.
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Scrabble value of R1E1V4E1R1S1I1O1N1

The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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