- the act of turning something the reverse way.
- the state of being so turned; reversal.
- the act of reverting; return to a former practice, belief, condition, etc.
- reappearance of ancestral characters that have been absent in intervening generations.
- return to an earlier or primitive type; atavism.
- the returning of an estate to the grantor or the grantor’s heirs after the interest granted expires.
- an estate which so returns.
- the right of succeeding to an estate.
- Archaic. the remains, especially of food or drink after a meal.
- a return to or towards an earlier condition, practice, or belief; act of reverting
- the act of reversing or the state of being reversed; reversal
- the return of individuals, organs, etc, to a more primitive condition or type
- the reappearance of primitive characteristics in an individual or group
- property law
- an interest in an estate that reverts to the grantor or his heirs at the end of a period, esp at the end of the life of a grantee
- an estate so reverting
- the right to succeed to such an estate
- the benefit payable on the death of a life-insurance policyholder
late 14c., from Old French reversion, from Latin reversionem (nominative reversio) “act of turning back,” noun of action from past participle stem of revertere (see revert).
- The return of a trait or characteristic peculiar to a remote ancestor, especially one that has been suppressed for one or more generations.
- A return to the normal phenotype, usually by a second mutation.