The definition of a reversion is a turn around, reversal or return to a prior condition.
An example of a reversion is a couple getting married again after being divorced.
- a turning or being turned the opposite way; reversal
- a reverting, or returning, as to a former state, custom, or belief
- a return to a former or primitive type; atavism
- the return, or reappearance, of characteristics present in early ancestral generations but not in those that have intervened
- an individual or organism with such characteristics
- the right of succession, future possession, or enjoyment
- the return of an estate to the grantor or the grantor's heirs by operation of law after the period of a grant is over
- an estate so returning
Origin of reversionMiddle English from Middle French from Classical Latin reversio from reversus: see reverse
- A return to a former condition, belief, or interest.
- A turning away or in the opposite direction; a reversal.
- Genetics A return to the normal phenotype, usually by a second mutation.
- Law a. The return of an estate to the grantor or to the grantor's heirs or successor after the grant has expired.b. The estate thus returned.c. The right to succeed to such an estate.
(countable and uncountable, plural reversions)
- The action of reverting something.
- The action of returning to a former condition or practice; reversal.
- The fact of being turned the reverse way.
- The action of turning something the reverse way.
- (law) The return of an estate to the donor or grantor after expiry of the grant.
- (law) An estate which has been returned in this manner.
- (law) The right of succeeding to an estate, or to another possession.
- The right of succeeding to an office after the death or retirement of the holder.
- The return of a genetic characteristic after a period of suppression.
- A sum payable on a person's death.
From Old French reversion (modern rÃ©version), from Latin reversio, from revertÅ.
reversion - Legal Definition
A future interest in land created by operation of law by a conveyance of property for a specified period of time without transfer of title to said land. Upon expiration of the period of the lease, the land reverts to the lease grantor or his or her heirs. Additionally, reversion may refer to the part of an estate that the grantor retains upon conveyance of the rest of it. See also remainder and reservation.