reversion

Part of speech: adjective

Reversionary.

Part of speech: noun

A return to some former state.

Part of speech: noun

A reserve.

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Usage examples "reversion":

  1. He did not marry, but saved money, and dreamed of buying up the reversion of his nephew's interest. - "Ralph the Heir", 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", 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", Benjamin Disraeli.