What does the word reversion mean?

Usage examples for reversion

  1. He did not marry, but saved money, and dreamed of buying up the reversion of his nephew's interest. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  2. The reverend Mr Reed says:- It should really seem that the Pope, in the fear of expulsion from Europe, is anxious to find a reversion in this new world. – Diary in America, Series One by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  3. The little Wrekins, with their well- acted lamentations over their losses, were capital; and Sophy nearly smiled and chattered her head this day into the reversion of the coronet of Fitz- pompey. – The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli