Variant of revert
- to go back in action, thought, speech, etc.; return, as to a former practice, opinion, state, or subject
- Biol. to return to a former or primitive type; show ancestral characteristics normally no longer present in the species
- Law to go back to a former owner or the heirs of such owner
Origin: Middle English reverten from Old French revertir from Vulgar Latin an unverified form revertire, for Classical Latin revertere from re-, back plush vertere, to turn: see verse
- revertible adjective
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