• Reversion Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A return towards some ancestral type or character; atavism.
  2. (n.) 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.
  3. (n.) Hence, a right to future possession or enjoiment; succession.
  4. (n.) That which reverts or returns; residue.
  5. (n.) The act of returning, or coming back; return.
  6. (n.) 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.

Atavism, Backsliding, Lapse, Lapsing, Regress, Regression, Relapse, Relapsing, Retrogression, Retroversion, Reversal, Reverse, Reverting,

• Reversionary Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Of or pertaining to a reversion; involving a reversion; to be enjoyed in succession, or after the termination of a particular estate; as, a reversionary interest or right.
  2. (n.) That which is to be received in reversion.