Part of speech: noun

The act of reversing.

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Usage examples "reversal":

  1. No finished actor could have made it, in its own way, a finer model of dramatic narrative, especially in its quaint reversal of the parts usually played by father and son, into those of the prodigal father and the money- loving, prudent son. - "An Orkney Maid", Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr.
  2. In nine cases out of ten the reversal of a conviction in a criminal case is due to the carelessness or inefficiency of the prosecuting officer or trial judge and not to any inadequacy in our methods of procedure. - "Courts and Criminals", Arthur Train.
  3. Yes; but it would be a distinct reversal of yours. - "Empire Builders", Francis Lynde.