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Definition of reversion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    reversion

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//rɪˈvɜːʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvɜːrʒn//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable, singular] reversion (to something) (formal) the act or process of returning to a former state or condition a reversion to traditional farming methods
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] (law) the return of land or property to somebody the reversion of Hong Kong to China
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (denoting the action of returning to or from a place): from Old French, or from Latin reversio(n-), from revertere ‘turn back’, from re- ‘back’ + vertere ‘to turn’.
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