reversion


reversion
reversionally, adv.
/ri verr"zheuhn, -sheuhn/, n.
1. the act of turning something the reverse way.
2. the state of being so turned; reversal.
3. the act of reverting; return to a former practice, belief, condition, etc.
4. Biol.
a. reappearance of ancestral characters that have been absent in intervening generations.
b. return to an earlier or primitive type; atavism.
5. Law.
a. the returning of an estate to the grantor or the grantor's heirs after the interest granted expires.
b. an estate which so returns.
c. the right of succeeding to an estate.
6. Archaic. the remains, esp. of food or drink after a meal.
[1350-1400; ME < L reversion- (s. of reversio) a turning back. See REVERSE, -ION]

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law
      in Anglo-American law, interest held by a prior owner in property given to another, which, upon the happening of some future event, will return to that prior owner. A reversion is itself specific property, and it can be sold or disposed of as property by the reversion owner. One who holds property subject to a reversion interest held by another is under certain obligations as to the use of that property. Generally, such an owner must reasonably protect the property from spoilage or diminution in value, for the sake of the future owner.

      In present usage there are two general methods of creating a reversion. One retains a reversion when he gives his property to another for that person's use during his life only, and at his death the property reverts to the prior owner; or one may give his property to another to possess and use as his own only until the operation of a certain condition. The majority of U.S. states limit this conditional reversion to a specified length of a time, usually not longer than 50 years.

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  • reversion — or estate in reversion /(asteyt in) ravarzhan/ A future interest under which a grantor retains a present right to a future interest in property that the grantor conveys to another; usually the residue of a life estate. The residue of an estate… …   Black's law dictionary

  • reversion — Reversion. s. f. v. Terme de pratique & de Jurisprudence, formé du verbe Revertir, qui n est point en usage. Retour, réünion d un fief mouvant au fief dominant, dont il avoit esté détaché. Les appanages se donnent à charge de reversion faute d… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • reversion — (n.) early 15c., from O.Fr. reversion, from L. reversionem (nom. reversio), noun of action from pp. stem of revertere (see REVERT (Cf. revert)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • reversión — sustantivo femenino 1. Uso/registro: elevado. Acción y resultado de revertir: La reversión de los inmuebles a los antiguos propietarios es un acto de justicia. Sinónimo: retorno …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • reversion — reversion. См. реверсная мутация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.


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