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reversion

re·ver·sion

reversion

pronunciation:
rih vuhr zhn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of turning back to a former condition, belief, practice, or the like.
similar words:
relapse, return
definition 2: a turning or being turned away from something; reversal.
definition 3: in biology, the return to an earlier form or type; atavism.
definition 4: in law, the return of property or other right, such as future possession or succession, to the grantor or his heirs.
derivations: reversional (adj.), reversionally (adv.)