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Reversion

reversion

The interest retained by a grantor after transferring some of its interests but not all. A landlord transfers some of its interests when it executes a lease; the right retained is the reversion. Also called a reversionary interest. Contrast with right of reentry.

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The laws governing inheritance are quite unknown; no one can say why the same peculiarity in different individuals of the same species, and in individuals of different species, is sometimes inherited and sometimes not so; why the child often reverts in certain characters to its grandfather or grandmother or other much more remote ancestor; why a peculiarity is often transmitted from one sex to both sexes or to one sex alone, more commonly but not exclusively to the like sex.
Not to revert again to that little eccentricity which I mentioned just now, I doubt if you take air and exercise enough, Frederick.
I suppose it is that when we are happy the mind reverts instinctively to those with whom formerly we shared our exaltations and depressions, and je t'eu ai trop dit, dans le bon temps, mon gros Prosper, and you always listened to me too imperturbably, with your pipe in your mouth, your waistcoat unbuttoned, for me not to feel that I can count upon your sympathy to-day.
AND IN WHICH THE NARRATIVE REVERTS TO THE MERRY OLD GENTLEMAN AND HIS YOUTHFUL FRIENDS.
The use of engine revert as meltstock for new batches of superalloy has reduced demand for primary or recycled rhenium metal and this in turn has depressed rhenium spot prices.
He reassured supporters that no matter what the Americans do to scrap Palestine off the map it would revert to Islamic control no matter how long it takes.
The move is similar to one introduced by Nationwide in April last year, when it said new mortgage customers would revert to its standard mortgage rate of base rate plus 3.
We knew from our previous work that cells destined to be sperm could revert back to being stem cells, but we didn't know how," said Erika Matunis, PhD, an associate professor of cell biology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Enquiries should be made and if need be we should revert back to ballot paper so that at least records can be maintained," Yechury said.
99 per cent, while for lenders such as Nationwide and Lloyds TSB, the revert rate is just 3.
As a revert, he is ideally placed to understand and support members' needs.
The pistol will automatically revert back to single action mode.