From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
3. (Law) The returning of an estate 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.
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
124 Moby Thesaurus words for "reversion": about-face, about-turn, atavism, back track, back trail, backing, backing off, backing out, backing up, backset, backsliding, backup, backward deviation, bequeathal, bequest, birthright, borough-English, coheirship, coparcenary, copyhold, devolution, ectropion, entail, equitable estate, estate at sufferance, estate for life, estate for years, estate in expectancy, estate in fee, estate in possession, estate tail, eversion, falling back, fee, fee simple, fee tail, feod, feodum, feud, feudal estate, fief, gavelkind, heirloom, heirship, hereditament, heritable, heritage, heritance, improvement, incorporeal hereditament, inheritance, instauration, introversion, intussusception, invagination, inversion, lapse, law of succession, lease, leasehold, legacy, legal estate, line of succession, mode of succession, paramount estate, particular estate, patrimony, postremogeniture, primogeniture, pronation, reactivation, reconstitution, reconversion, recrudescence, recurrence, redintegration, reenactment, reestablishment, reformation, regression, rehabilitation, reinstatement, reinstation, reinstitution, reinvestiture, reinvestment, relapse, remainder, renewal, replacement, restitution, restoration, resupination, retroflexion, retroversion, return, reversal, reverse, reversing, revulsion, right-about, right-about-face, setback, shifting trust, shifting use, succession, supination, swingaround, throwback, topsy-turviness, topsy-turvydom, transposal, transposition, turn, turnabout, turnaround, turning back, turning backwards, turning inside out, turning inward, turning over, ultimogeniture, vested estate, volte-face
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