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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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It is a touching thing to hear the mind reverting to the ordinary occupations and pursuits of health, when the body lies before you weak and helpless; but when those occupations are of a character the most strongly opposed to anything we associate with grave and solemn ideas, the impression produced is infinitely more powerful.
His thoughts reverting from this occupation to the little old gentleman who had given him the shilling, he suddenly recollected that that was the very day--nay, nearly the very hour--at which the little old gentleman had said he should be at the Notary's house again.
It's a personal decision and reverting changes them both internally and externally.
The good to firm areas are likely to revert to good, with the current good areas reverting to the easier side of that description.
Summary: The controversial power to detain terror suspects for 28 days without charge will be allowed to lapse next week, reverting to 14 days.
The lender has seen their balance sheet dented by borrowers reverting to a record low SVR of 2.
Less than two years after 98FM changed its name to Dublin's 98, the station appears to be quietly reverting to its old title.
Vast areas of common land are already reverting to shrub and bracken and a succession of graziers told of the pressures on the land from visitors who see them as places for pleasure and leisure and from the diminishing number of grazing rights holders who bother to exercise their rights.
25%, reverting to lender's standard variable rate for rest of the term, currently 6.