Reversion

Re*ver"sion

(r*vr"shn), n. [F. rversion, L. reversio a turning back. See Revert.] 1. The act of returning, or coming back; return. [Obs.]
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After his reversion home, [he] was spoiled, also, of all that he brought with him.
Foxe.
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2. That which reverts or returns; residue. [Obs.]
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The small reversion of this great navy which came home might be looked upon by religious eyes as relics.
Fuller.
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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. Kent.
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4. Hence, a right to future possession or enjoyment; succession.
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For even reversions are all begged before.
Dryden.
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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. Brande & C.
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6. (Biol.) A return towards some ancestral type or character; atavism.
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Reversion of series (Alg.), the act of reverting a series. See To revert a series, under Revert, v. t.
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