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See also: reversión and réversion

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French reversion (modern réversion), from Latin reversio, from revertō. Surface analysis revert +‎ -sion.

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reversion (countable and uncountable, plural reversions)

  1. The action of reverting something.
  2. The action of returning to a former condition or practice; reversal.
  3. The fact of being turned the reverse way.
  4. The action of turning something the reverse way.
  5. (law) The return of an estate to the donor or grantor after expiry of the grant.
  6. (law) An estate which has been returned in this manner.
  7. (law) The right of succeeding to an estate, or to another possession.
  8. The right of succeeding to an office after the death or retirement of the holder.
  9. The return of a genetic characteristic after a period of suppression.
  10. A sum payable on a person's death.

Usage notesEdit

Basic sense is reverting (as nominalization of revert), but also used as reversing (from reanalysis as reverse + -sion), for which the more precise term is reversal. Compare “mean reversion” with “reversal of fortune”. The similar regression has connotations of moving back in time.

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin reversiō.

NounEdit

reversion f (oblique plural reversions, nominative singular reversion, nominative plural reversions)

  1. return; act of going back
  2. return; act of giving back

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