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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reversion  \Re*ver"sion\,  n.  [F.  r['e]version,  L.  reversio  a 
  turning  back  See  {Revert}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  returning,  or  coming  back  return.  [Obs.] 
  After  his  reversion  home,  [he]  was  spoiled,  also  of 
  all  that  he  brought  with  him  --Foxe. 
  2.  That  which  reverts  or  returns;  residue.  [Obs.] 
  The  small  reversion  of  this  great  navy  which  came 
  home  might  be  looked  upon  by  religious  eyes  as 
  relics.  --Fuller. 
  3.  (Law)  The  returning  of  an  esttate  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. 
  4.  Hence  a  right  to  future  possession  or  enjoiment; 
  For  even  reversions  are  all  begged  before  --Dryden. 
  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. 
  6.  (Biol.)  A  return  towards  some  ancestral  type  or  character; 
  {Reversion  of  series}  (Alg.),  the  act  of  reverting  a  series. 
  See  {To  revert  a  series},  under  {Revert},  v.  t. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  (law)  an  interest  in  an  estate  that  reverts  to  the  grantor 
  (or  his  heirs)  at  the  end  of  some  period  (e.g.,  the 
  death  of  the  grantee) 
  2:  a  reappearance  of  an  earlier  characteristic  [syn:  {atavism}, 
  3:  turning  in  the  opposite  direction  [syn:  {reverse},  {reversal}, 
  {turnabout},  {turnaround}] 
  4:  returning  to  a  former  state  [syn:  {regression},  {regress},  {retrogression}, 
  5:  a  failure  to  maintain  a  higher  state  [syn:  {backsliding},  {lapse}, 
  {lapsing},  {recidivism},  {relapse},  {relapsing},  {reverting}] 

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